Updated May 12, 2014: The Dornsife Center’s exterior is as beautiful as its interior! On a sunny spring day, we couldn’t resist taking a few photos of the newly renovated site at 35th and Spring Garden Streets.
Interested in the history of the 35th and Spring Garden site? Don’t miss the previous blog entry (found below)!
Photo credit for this series: Emily Mitnick
Updated May 8, 2014: The city block at 35th and Spring Garden Streets, home to the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, has a rich history. Created as a country estate in the 18th century, the site was converted into a subdivision in the early 19th century and transformed again into a residence and school for mute and deaf children in the early 20th century. Over eighty years later, the site will embody the same spirit of service as a hub for civic engagement between Drexel and its surrounding community. The Dornsife Center will open its doors this June.
Updated 3.14.13. The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships at 35th and Spring Garden Streets is expected to open in 2014 and will be a hub for civic engagement between Drexel and its surrounding community.
Below are two photos of the 1.3-acre site, which includes a school and two historic buildings that will be renovated:
Below is a site perspective showing what the Dornsife Center might look like post-development: