Located On Washington Square Nearby To Independence Hall And Steeped In Philadelphia’s Finest Historic Heritage, the Lippincott building is steeped with rich Philadelphia history.
Let’s turn to Wikipedia for a short history lesson:
Formed by descendants of the Religious Society of Friends, Joshua Lippincott’s company began selling a line of Bibles, prayer booksand other religious works before expanding into trade books, which became the largest portion of the business. In 1849, Lippincott acquired Grigg, Elliot & Co., a major book distribution company whose origins dated back to bookstall operators Benjamin Warner and Jacob Johnson in 1792. The acquisition helped make the company one of the largest publishers in the United States. For a time in the 1850s, it did business as Lippincott, Grambo & Co., before taking on the name J. B. Lippincott & Co.
In the 1950s, the company began producing a successful line of medical and nursing books and journals. After numerous changes and mergers, which included a merger with Harper & Row in the 1970′s, the company was acquired in 1990 by Wolters Kluwer of Germany. Merged in 1998 with Williams & Wilkins to form Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, it specializes in medical books and journals. As of 2011,HarperCollins still controls Lippincott’s back catalog of fiction titles; notable among those titles is Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
The stately structure at 227 South 6th Street was to become the home office to this celebrated Philadelphia publishing legend. And, now that the company is gone and Mr. Lippincott himself has passed, they’ve converted the building into a luxury condo.
Good news, one of the 33 units is available for you.
Apparently, these units are so desirable and bad ass that the realtor doesn’t even have to fill the listing with intimate details of the layout, the architecture, and the usual ramblings they go on about when they stand to make their commission on these multi-million dollar listings.
So, all we have to tell you is it’s two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with a two car garage and a private entrance on Locust Walk.
But, certainly, just knowing that it’s at The Lippincott is enough to persuade you to drop the $2.88 million.