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1608 Walnut Street

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Sun Oil Company
1928, Tilden, Register and Pepper. 1608 Walnut St.

Designed to house the offices of the Sun Oil Company (Sunoco), the building incorporates parking on the lower levels. Its French limestone base supports a yellow brick facade organized with setbacks and vertical forms that suggest the underlying connection to the Gothic features popular in the 1920s. At the top, the corners are cut back to create corner balconies for the offices of the top executives.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "1608 Walnut Street", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 96-96.

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