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By Ori Feibush | Agent in 19146

A Developer and an Artist Have an Idea for the Divine Lorraine

According to an article in philly.com, the Divine Lorraine mystery has been solved. For those of you that wagered on Eric Blumenfeld of EB Realty, you’ve got quite a windfall on your hands.

Blumenfeld’s plan, to be more specific, doesn’t necessarily involve the blighted architectural gem so much as it involves the four acre lot that sits right behind it. Mr. Blumenfeld’s dream is to construct new school buildings on the site, relocating four existing high schools that are in the general area. These would include Masterman, currently located at 1699 Spring Garden St., Franklin Learning Center, currently located at 616 N. 15th St., Benjamin Franklin High, currently located at 550 N Broad St., and Parkway Center City High, currently located at 540 N. 13th St.



As for the Divine Lorraine herself, a local artist has a plan for the building: transforming it into the Philadelphia Interactive Museum of Contemporary Art. Caryn Kunkle also sees potential for college student housing and an urban garden at the site of the future museum. Kunkle is working with Mr. Blumenfeld to try to merge their concepts in a holistic way.

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By Timothy M. Garrity,  Mon Mar 19 2012, 07:09
I tweeted about this last week, and look forward to hearing more.

Thanks, Ori.

Timothy Garrity - Realtor & Consultant | http://phillyurbanliving.com

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