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At A Glance Hopkinson House
Year Built: 1963
Parking: Yes
Fitness Center: No
Doormen: Yes
Pet Friendly One cat max
Pool: No
  • Building Features
    • Architect: Oskar Gregory Stonorov
    • 33 floors
    • Parking garage
    • Non-smoking building
    • Completed in 1963 as a rental building
    • 536 apartments
    • Converted to condominiums in 1980
    • Bicycle storage room
  • Area Highlights
    • Directly on Washington Square Park
    • Minutes from Independence Hall and other landmarks
    • Very close to Jefferson Health (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital)
    • Walk to Avenue of the Arts for theater, music, dance performances
    • Walk to Old City and its art galleries
  • Description

    A brilliant, modernist design directly on Washington Square Park

    In the 1950s, a sweeping plan was percolating that would transform Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood, at the time an area that was rundown and deeply in need of urban renewal. Hopkinson House was a keystone of the neighborhood’s revival. Designed by renowned architect Oskar Gregory Stonorov, Hopkinson House is on the south side of Washington Square Park, a lovely neighbor for all to enjoy. The building has always been a very upscale, utterly midcentury building, first as a rental building and since 1980, as condos. Its distinctive exterior pattern is formed by the placement of the building’s balconies.

    Stonorov appreciated fine materials, and his choices for the public areas of Hopkinson House have stood the test of time. A wide, welcoming entrance to the building and a porte-cochère open to a glamorous outer lobby lined in Italian marble with a terrazzo floor and rear wall sheathed in textured bronze, trompe-l’oeil panels; the inner lobby is lined with bas-reliefs of women representing the Four Seasons. Delicately rendered in dense bronze, these striking pieces of art were the work of Italian Jorio Vivarelli.

    Amenities include parking and a pool; both are extra and not included in the condo fees. On-site services include a small grocery/deli, a hair salon, dental practice, pharmacy, chiropractor and others.

    Condo fees include electric, heat, water, hot water, sewer and all of the exterior maintenance typical in condominium buildings.

    Hopkinson House, by the way, is named after Francis Hopkinson, one of the Colonial era’s great renaissance men. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and reportedly designed the first official American flag.


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Like so many of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, Washington Square is rich in historical landmarks dedicated to Pennsylvania’s long heritage. One of five original squares for Philadelphia as planned by William Penn and his surveyor, Thomas Holme, its original name was Southeast Square. Just a minute’s walk from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the park itself is included in the Independence National Historic...
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