Reading Company Grain Elevator

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Reading Company Grain Elevator
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Reading Company Grain Elevator is located in Pennsylvania
Reading Company Grain Elevator
Location 411 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′40″N 75°10′18″W / 39.96111°N 75.17167°W / 39.96111; -75.17167Coordinates: 39°57′40″N 75°10′18″W / 39.96111°N 75.17167°W / 39.96111; -75.17167
Area less than one acre
Built 1925
Architect Reading Co.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003813[1]
Added to NRHP March 10, 1982

The Reading Company Grain Elevator was built as a grain elevator in 1925 by the Reading Railroad in Center City Philadelphia to replace an elevator that had operated on the same spot since the Civil War. The building was abandoned in the 1950s and refitted in the 1970, with the lower floor made into offices, the grain storage areas essentially untouched, and the upper levels made into penthouses.[2]

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  1. ^ Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Workshop of the World - Philadelphia