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Coming Soon: The Palmer

What was once a luxury hotel for wealthy Philadelphians and later an educational institution for seminary students will now become the first modern apartment building on the “Main Line” in over 50 years. Developer Cross Properties purchased the Palmer from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and placed it on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Cross is now redesigning the Palmer into 112 residences with unparalleled amenities.

“We’re remaking history,” said Cross Principal Kevin Michals. “We want to convert this historic building into modern living, while retaining the spirit of what this building once was: a place of luxury and respite.”

Cross has kept over forty historic fireplaces in the Palmer and beautifully restored the balconies to their original condition. The building features 1,2 and 3-bedroom apartments with new kitchens and bathrooms, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit washers and dryers. “Residents will even enjoy a saltwater pool, community garden and fitness room,” said Michaels. The Palmer will begin pre-leasing this fall. Go to for more information.