Brigadier General Hazel Johnson Brown Veterans Center

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Cost: 20,000,000 | Previous Use: School | Current Use: Affordable Multi-Family

Project Details

The Brigadier General Hazel Johnson Brown Veterans Center adapted a vacant school in the Sharswood neighborhood of North Philadelphia into 55 apartments for low-income seniors, including a set number for homeless veterans.


The former General John F. Reynolds School was designed by noted school architect Irwin T. Catharine and constructed in 1926 in the Art Deco style of architecture. The building was designed with wide corridors and adjacent classrooms side lit by large banks of windows.


In the rehabilitation, the corridors were retained, and the classrooms were converted to modern apartments. The building also includes a community room and on-site health and support services are provided.


Heritage secured federal historic tax credit approvals.



Incentives Utilized:

Federal Historic Tax Credits