Sold Out! Divine Lorraine Tour and Happy Hour
Constructed in 1892 and designed by architect Willis G. Hale, the Divine Lorraine Hotel was a luxurious apartment building for Philadelphia’s wealthy elite originally named Lorraine Apartments. In 1900, the building was converted into a hotel by the Metropolitan Hotel Company. Nearly 50 years later the project was sold to Father Divine, a leader of the Universal Peace Movement Mission, who renamed the hotel to its namesake today and opened its doors to people of all races and genders. In fact, the hotel was one of the first of its kind to be fully racially integrated.
The building shuttered in 1999 and has sat vacant until 2015 when EB Realty began a significant renovation, converting the structure to mixed-use. As the project nears completion, join ULI on an exclusive tour led by Eric Blumenfeld, Owner, EB Realty Management Corp; Christopher R. Cordaro, Vice President, EB Realty Management Corp; and William “Billy” Procida, President and CEO, Procida Funding, who will guide us through the storied history and creative rebirth of the iconic, Victorian era building that has been a cornerstone along North Broad for the past century. Limited to 60 registrants!
Student Member $35
Nonmember Student $50
All fees increase $15 after May 12th deadline.