THIS PLACE MATTERS
In the context of a rapidly developing neighborhood, we are trying to save a building that has a lot of history and a lot of culture.
Mt. Airy is where we live. It’s a beautiful neighborhood, full of historic charm and character. But lately, it has become the target of large scale real estate speculation. Developers with no connection to the community are eagerly demolishing buildings in our cherished neighborhood and constructing new structures that feel completely disjointed from the fabric of Mt. Airy.
The Josephs in front of The Sun Building
The Sun Building on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy is over 100 years old. In recent memory it was home to the Philadelphia Sunday Sun, a newspaper spotlighting the local Black community. Although the Sunday Sun is not affiliated with our project, we believe the Sun Building represents an irreplaceable piece of Black history in Mt. Airy.