The Mercantile Building

Stephen Girard Warehouses

The Mercantile Building

Stephen Girard Warehouses

20-30 Front Street, Philadelphia

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Owner

BRP Development Corporation

Architect

BLT Architects

Completed

2009

Duration

12 months

Construction Type

Mixed-Use / Historic Renovation

GSF

58,000

Number Of Units

35

Structural System

Wood frame and masonry with steel reinforcement for elevators/stairwells

HVAC System

Split systems

Rehabilitation and conversion of six Stephen Girard warehouse buildings on the National Historic Register into high-end apartments and 3,000 SF of retail space. Work included major structural stabilization and envelope re-building, floor replacement, brick restoration, all new utilities and a five-story addition, all under review the National Park Service and the Philadelphia Historic Commission. Many of the units are two-story units, including five penthouses with roof decks.