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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Philadelphia Apartments - Packard Motor Car Bulding

The Packard Motor Car Building
317 North Broad St.,
Philadelphia PA 19107

The early 20th century was an era of new prosperity for Philadelphia. Businesses flourished, the downtown district became the center of attention and mass transit made the city more accessible than ever. The popular new automobile was becoming an affordable luxury and people flocked to the auto dealerships located along Broad Street to see the new models.

The dealerships were lavish temples, and the showroom of the Packard Motor Car Company, built in 1910 at 317 N. Broad Street, was a prime example. Packard commissioned acclaimed mid-western architect, Albert Kahn, to create a building that would be unrivaled in Philadelphia. From the limestone and terracotta trim on the exterior to the majestic two-story lobby inside, the Packard was designed to be the model of excellence.

In 1985, prominent urban restorers, Historic Landmarks For Living, acquired the property and spent millions to transform it into a distinctive high-rise of 151 luxury apartments. Great care was taken to preserve the significant architectural features of the past and blend them with modern amenities. Step inside the award-winning, restored grand lobby and you’ll see the exquisite details still in place, complemented with contemporary furnishings and a full-size neon sculpture of a vintage Packard Motorcar. The dramatic design continues on every level, where curved hallways lead to creatively designed apartments featuring airy window walls, spacious floor plans and almost every amenity imaginable.

The name that once symbolized uncompromising style, class and comfort now endures as a landmark for luxury living. It’s no wonder the Packard Motorcar Building is one of the most preferred residences in town!

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