Bunting House, Philadelphia, Needs to be saved.

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The Bunting House
5901 Ridge Avenue - Ridge and Roxborough Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19128
United States
40° 1' 48.4644" N, 75° 12' 40.5648" W

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Dr. Ross Richardson Bunting built this Second Empire house in 1880. It faces imminent demolition to make way for a retail center. Today's Philadelphia Inquirer has an article about it on page B1. It appears that something may be able to be worked out with the developer to save it. I saw a good article on the Web about the situation on the Roxborough Patch (this is in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia), which cited the work of local historian John C. Manton on the site's historical significance.

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plaquemaster
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:47

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This house was razed three months ago, according to an article at p. B1 in today's Philadelphia Inquirer. The story says that there are rumors that a Wendy's is going to be built on the site, which has a lot of neighbors upset.

There is a photo of the Bunting House and a photo of the Wendy's franchise that replaced it in Inga Saffron's column in today's Philadlephia Inquirer at pp. D1, D4.

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