Originally known as the Perry Building, and later changed to the Bailey Banks and Biddle Building, 1530 Chestnut is classified as an official historic site by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. The building finished completion in 1902 by Wilson Brothers & Company, standing 117 feet tall (nine stories), this low-rise structure has many notable architectural exterior flourishes, adding unique visual intrigue and distinctiveness.
The overall genre classification is considered to be Georgian Revival style, a predominant categorization in the 20th century architecture, classified by smooth limestone, granite pilasters and decorative terra cotta accents.
Wilson Brothers was especially noted for its structural expertise. The brothers designed or contributed engineering work to hundreds of bridges, railroad stations and industrial buildings, including the principal buildings at the 1876 Centennial Exposition. They also designed churches, hospitals, schools, hotels and private residences. Among their surviving major works are the Pennsylvania Railroad, Connecting Railway Bridge over the Schuylkill River (1866–67), the main building of Drexel University (1888–91), and Reading Terminal (1891–93), all in Philadelphia. Other buildings nearby 1530 Chestnut built by this company include 830 Chestnut (1896) and The Land Title Building at 608 Chestnut (1899).
The building enjoys a location on an electrifying city block consisting of retail, commercial and mixed-use space.
Cross Properties is currently offering only 45 residences (a mix of studio/1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units) at this time.
Walk through one of Philly’s nationally acclaimed museums. Enjoy Philly’s celebrated dining scene, reserve and break some really fabulous bread at an “A” table. Indulge in the see-and-be-seen social spotlight. Go on a shopping splurge by hitting retail bliss on Rittenhouse Row or at The Shops at Liberty Place, which is just across the street! Go for a bike ride along the Schuylkill Banks or Fairmount Park. All of the ease and panache of city living are right outside your door. Enjoy quick access to major roadways and convenient surrounding locations for public transportation (Amtrak/Septa/PATCO/LUCY Shuttle). Access to Philly’s car sharing programs is at your fingertips and there is no shortage of taxis! Center City, Philadelphia is yours! You’ll always be at the epicenter of what’s going on!
If you’re looking for sizeable walk-in closets and stellar city views you’ve found your home. Our astoundingly large windows are awe-inspiring and will have your guests saying “Wow!” upon entering. At night, the cityscapes are electrifying and alluring, making for the perfect backdrop complement to your décor. During the day, sunlight pours in, making for a bright and fresh living experience.
We offer a mix of 45 studio, one and two bedroom rentals—ready for occupancy right now! We invite you to tour our innovative model home and see for yourself why everyone’s buzzing about 1530 Chestnut! Love us in person or like us on Facebook!