Built in 1878 as the original mansion of nuts and bolts magnate Barton Hoopes, the magnificent property at 1733 Spring Garden St. is back on the market, and damnit if these aren't some of the most glorious pictures of a bygone era we've ever seen. Spanning 18th St. from Spring Garden back to Brandywine, this is 9,647 total square-feet (main house and carriage house) of stately Second Empire-styled industrial clout. It's currently used as office space and apartments, but if you're looking for the ultimate renovation project for the urban mansion of your dreams, this is it. Listed for $1.35M, the property is all kinds of beautiful: 5-beds, 5-baths, Seahorse door handles, ornate tiled and wood fireplaces, mahogany and chestnut woodwork, marble sinks and stunning stained glass windows. It's actually zoned CMX-2, which makes it a versatile property but please, we beg you, make it a mansion again. · 1733 Spring Garden Street [Redfin]
· AND WHAT OF PHILADELPHIA'S ORIGINAL NUTS AND BOLTS?
THE BARTON HOOPES HOUSE [Curator of Shit]