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Germantown YWCA sheriff's sale may (or may not) finally happen Tuesday

    • 5820-24 Germantown Ave
      5820-24 Germantown Ave

In bits and pieces, the remains of the defunct Germantown Settlement and its related entities continue to be sold off. Next up: The historic Germantown YWCA building at 5820-24 Germantown Ave., which is scheduled for a sheriff's sale Tuesday.

The historic building, now damaged by several fires, is listed for a public sheriff's sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, to satisfy a $1.3 million first mortgage lien on the property currently held by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority which loaned Germantown Settlement that same amount to buy the property in 2006.

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Amy Z. Quinn, NewsWorks Northwest reporter

Amy Z. Quinn developed an interest in planning and land use while covering rapidly-developing South Jersey suburbs for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and later wrote extensively about urban and beachfront redevelopment for the Asbury Park Press.

Over more than 15 years of local reporting, opinion writing and blogging, Amy has cultivated a distinctive voice and desire to get right to the heart of an issue. She also trains tomorrow's news professionals as a popular journalism instructor at several area universities. 
 
A Manayunk native now living in an average suburban development, Amy covers Northwest Philly as part of PlanPhilly's partnership with WHYY's NewsWorks.


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