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Inside North Broad Street’s Beury Building with Ruin Porn

April 24, 2013

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(Photos from Ruin Porn)

Amazing photos today from Ruin Porn, as she explores inside North Broad street and Germantown avenue’s Beury Building.

According to Hidden City, this 14-story structure was originally built in 1926 and named the National Bank of North Philadelphia, but later became known as the Beury Building after the bank’s first president, Charles E. Beury (who, incidentally, was also once the president of Temple University.) Designed by architect, William H. Lee, it blends Late Gothic Revival and Art Deco styling. And much like another one of North Broad street’s former jewels, the Divine Lorraine, it has stood vacant for more than a decade.

Side note: If you’re a fan of urbex photography, and you’ve enjoyed Ruin Porn‘s last few posts on this here blog, I might strongly recommend you try and check out some of the framed prints she’s got up at Pass and Stow (206 East Girard avenue, in Fishtown) until the end of April.

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  1. betsy von awesome permalink
    April 24, 2013 3:27 pm

    Reblogged this on Betsy Von Awesome and commented:
    LOVE Philly’s Ruin Porn

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