2755 Pratt St. Philadelphia, PA 19137 2755 Pratt St. Philadelphia, PA 19137
From 1920-1933, Prohibition in the United States made the production, consumption and distribution of alcoholic beverages illegal, but that did not stop one the most popular Speakeasies from operating in the basement of this stately Bridesburg home. Built in 1925 by a Polish immigrant, he designed a six bedroom, two and a half bathroom compound for his family, complete with hardwood floors, sliding pocket doors, stained glass windows and a rear servant staircase along with a columned wrap around porch and English garden protected by a black wrought iron fence. At one time, this home was a hotel/rooming house as well in the 1930’s. Local lore has many “bathtub gin parties” happening in the basement as thirsty partygoers sipped gin and moonshine out of porcelain teacups with an original cash register still on the premises as well as the “escape” back-stairs exiting out into the backyard through silo doors. Here’s your chance to own one of the Riverward’s most historic and well built homes. A huge single detached corner property with Delaware river views of the Tacony Bridge and only one block to Interstate 95 and two blocks to the Regional Rails going to NYC or D.C. A ten minute drive to Center City Philadelphia and literally has the new Delaware River Trail for biking, running, fishing and boating in walking distance. With 40 windows, this home is drenched in sunlight. Bridesburg is home to the historical Frankford Arsenal on the Delaware Waterfront boasting new cafes, pop-up eateries, the Blue Ribbon awarded Franklin Towne High School as well as new eccentric businesses reimagining industrial warehouse space into exciting ventures. This is the perfect generational home for anyone who wants a classic showpiece to call home in one of Philadelphia’s neighborhood on the Delaware Riverfront. Epic Halloween haunted mansion themed open houses as well as the legendary Pratt Street Memorial Day Block Party is at the center stone of this home’s footprint. The basement could be a great mancave/party room complete with half-bath, built in bar and knotty pine walls.
This home is being sold as-is and is definitely one of Philadelphia’s unique properties.