Wesley Building (Philadelphia)
(Robert Morris Hotel)
|Location||1701-1709 Arch St.|
|Architect||Ballinger & Perot; Ballinger Co.|
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival|
|NRHP reference #||84003581|
|Added to NRHP||May 10, 1984|
The Wesley Building, also known as the Robert Morris Hotel, is a historic office building and hotel located at 1701-09 Arch Street at the corner of N. 17th Street in the Logan Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The original 6-story section was built in 1914-15, with an 8-story addition in 1921-22; the cornice of the original building can still be seen above the sixth floor.
The building was commissioned by the Board of Home Missions of the United Methodist Church as offices and a hotel for the Methodist Church. It was designed by Ballinger & Perot in the Gothic Revival style and features intricate terra cotta detailing. Located directly across Arch Street from the 58-story Comcast Center, the tallest building in Pennsylvania, the now century old structure was converted in 2012 to a 111-unit rental apartment building called "The Arch Luxury Apartments".
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Gallery, John Andrew, ed. (2004), Philadelphia Architecture: A Guide to the City (2nd ed.), Philadelphia: Foundation for Architecture, ISBN 0962290815, p.98
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Elizabeth R. Mintz (February 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Wesley Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.
- Rooney, Shannon "First Look: The Arch, Where History Meets Amenities" Curbed.com, July 17, 2012
- Media related to Wesley Building (Philadelphia) at Wikimedia Commons
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