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Reservoir Homes
800 block of 21st Street

[Photo of 21st Street] The houses bordered by 22nd Street on the west, Corinthian Avenue on the east, Poplar Street on the north, and Parrish Street on the south are sometimes called the Reservoir Houses by the older residents of Fairmount. There was a reservoir on the site many years ago. When it was demolished, these homes were built.

You can see that these homes are different than the rowhouses that dominate the area. With gardens surrounded by stairways that lead to front porches, these houses may seem more luxurious than the common rowhome. The streets are lined with tall sycamore trees.

[Photo of Driveway] The houses also have driveways in the back, and each building has its own private garage.

Like many of the three story rowhouses in the neighborhood, some of these "garden houses" have been renovated into duplexes.

Let's walk down to Parrish Street and turn right. We'll continue to 22nd Street and turn left. There we'll stop by the Bache-Martin School.

Alphabetical Tour Menu
The Bache-Martin School
Eastern State Penitentiary
Girard College
The Joan of Arc Statue
Olivet-Covenant Church
Pennsylvania Avenue
The Philadelphia Nursing Home
The Pink Chapel
Reservoir Homes
The Smoke Stack
St. Francis Xavier Church
St. Hedwig Church
St. Nicholas Church
Von Colln Park and Playground
Ward Memorial Park
The 29th St. Bridge

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