Sunday, October 20, 2013

Kenilworth Apartments Going Up

The U-shaped building on the southeast corner of 6th and Chestnut was under construction in the spring of 1924. This grainy photo was published in the Erie Dispatch-Herald. Gannon University students know this as the Kenilworth Apartments. This three-story building at 351 West 6th Street in Erie, PA sits on a 120' x 165' corner lot and houses up to 120 Gannon students. There are bricks, blocks and wood piled up on Sixth Street. Looks like a truck took out a tree while delivering construction materials on Chestnut Street.

Selling points for potential residents: Each spacious apartment contains at least one kitchen, living room and bathroom, and some units have up to four bedrooms. Rooms are completely furnished by the university. There are two laundry rooms in the basement and key entry to the building to discourage unwanted guests. The downside? Limited off-street parking. Sounds like a sweet deal if you can afford the rent. Kenilworth is located across the street from the Watson-Curtze mansion/museum and within walking distance of the Gannon campus.

See more fun facts and photos of Erie's history at: Old Time Erie.

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