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Can a $50K Chop Help Mayor's Mansion Sell After a Year+?


This huge home with period details and modern amenities was the residence of Philadelphia journalist-turned-politician J. Hampton Moore, who was a congressman from 1906 to 1920 and mayor for two nonconsecutive terms starting in 1920 and then in 1932. When he was elected in 1920, it was during Prohibition, which Moore opposed but nonetheless enforced by going after bootleggers and complicit police officers. According to a summary of his collected papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, "In both of his terms Moore took an unflinching stand against vice. Prostitution, drugs, gambling, extortion, corruption, and robbery were among the crimes that Moore sought to eradicate from the city’s streets." Moore and the rest of the mayors before and since. Size: 5 beds, 3.5 baths, 4,441 square feet
Parking: 2-car parking across the street ($975 per car)
Outdoor space: Patio, garden
Extras: Solarium, 3 fireplaces
Price: $2,345,000
Chop: $50,000
º Listing: 271 S 4th St Philadelphia, PA 19106 [Prudential Fox & Roach]