Pitcairn Building (Philadelphia)

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Pitcairn Building
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Pitcairn Building (Philadelphia) is located in Philadelphia
Pitcairn Building (Philadelphia)
Pitcairn Building (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
Pitcairn Building (Philadelphia)
Pitcairn Building (Philadelphia) is located in the US
Pitcairn Building (Philadelphia)
Location 1027 Arch St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′13″N 75°9′28″W / 39.95361°N 75.15778°W / 39.95361; -75.15778Coordinates: 39°57′13″N 75°9′28″W / 39.95361°N 75.15778°W / 39.95361; -75.15778
Built 1901
Architect G. W. & W. D. Hewitt
Architectural style English Baroque
NRHP reference # 87002209[1]
Added to NRHP January 7, 1988

The Pitcairn Building, also known as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company Building, is a historic warehouse and light manufacturing loft building located at 1027 Arch Street at the corner of N. 11th Street in the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by noted Philadelphia architects G. W. & W. D. Hewitt and built in 1901. It is an eight-story, steel frame building clad in brick and granite with terra cotta details. The building measures approximately 74 feet wide and 172 feet deep. It was originally built as a regional distribution center for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. It later housed a clothing manufacturer, H. Daroff and Sons, who originated the "Botany 500" brand.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Richard J. Webster (June 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pitcairn Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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