Nugent Senior Housing

Nugent Senior Housing

Nugent Senior Housing is located on West Johnson Street in Philadelphia and was constructed in 1896. It was built by philanthropist George Nugent in 1896 and was designed by J. Franklin Stuckert in the Chateauesque style. For more than 10 years, the building sat vacant and in dire need of repairs. The building was acquired by Nolen Properties in 2006—the same year it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nolen Properties secured a combination of low-income housing tax credits, historic preservation tax credits and a loan from the Office of Housing and Community Development to finance the $16 million project. 

Construction began in the fall of 2012 with extensive remediation and demolition taking place. A 30,000 square foot addition was built at the rear of the property to match the original structure. The original building was completely renovated, including extensive work to restore the monumental stairs in the center of the building, new windows and mechanical systems. Considerable investment of time and money was made to ensure that the new terra cotta roof would match the roof from 1896.


2014 Grand Jury Award for Historic Preservation 

221 W Johnson Street • Philadelphia, PA

Project Details

  • Completion Date
    December 2013

Client Information

  • Nolen Properties

Architect Information

  • JKR Partners LLC
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