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News Flash: Suit Corner Two-Alarm Fire

April 9, 2014

Suit Corner fire at Market & N. 3rd Streets. (Photo by Cheryl Sams O’Neill)

This morning there are reports of a two-alarm fire at the Suit Corner building on the corner of Market and N. 3rd Streets.  Photos show flames on the roof of the five-story building next to the Suit Corner store.

A recent Time Machine post noted the collapse of the graphically attention-grabbing Shirt Corner buildings kitty corner to the location of the fire.  I said that we’d at least still have the Suit Corner graphics — but that appears doubtful now.

Philly CBS news offers an updated report that says the fire started in the front window of the Suit Corner building.

Dramatic photo gallery at the NBC website.

 

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2014 10:37 am

    Can’t say I was ever a huge architectural fan of either place…but they always made me smile. Guess that explains all the helicopters this morning.

    • April 9, 2014 10:58 am

      They certainly added character to the neighborhood — and served as amusing vestiges of Philadelphia’s bicentennial celebrations.

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