Ott Camera building designed to look like ... a camera.
The features of this building were designed to look like a camera, in Main Street Modernism style. It was Ott Camera from 1955 thru March 2016 (starting next door in Joseph C. Ott's home in 1948). The architect was Allan A. Berkowitz. The O in the Ott neon sign represents a viewfinder. The new owner is modifying it and the historic commission is trying to get a designation to protect it. This information is from Inga Saffron's column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/12/16, at p. H19.
A-Plus Realtors , 6901 Castor Ave. , Castor Ave. near Longshore Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19149, United States
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