Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Philadelphia

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1015-25 S 12th St   Philadelphia, PA 19147
(@ Washington Av)

(215) 336-8080

Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 12/24/2021: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 12/25/2021: Closed

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(215) 336-8080

1015-25 S 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(@ Washington Av)

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Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 12/24/2021: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 12/25/2021: Closed
  • Free towing inspection
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Philadelphia, PA at U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Philadelphia

Building History

The American Cigar Company was an industry leader in quality cigar products that did not break the bank. Their first cigars sold for 5 cents each with quality ingredients that made them instantly popular. Different cigars with unique characteristics and tastes were available, but all were recognizable by the iconic triangle logo. The iconic trangle became the American Cigar Company's "merit mark". Vintage ads touted how the smoker was safe in accepting the Triangle A merit mark brands as they stood for quality. There were were numerous cigar brands released by the American Cigar Company, but some of the more popular brands included The New Cremo, Buck, Spanafora, Cubanola, The Unico, Benefactor, and the Caswell Club.

The Merit Mark American Cigar Company building was built in 1906 and U-Haul acquired the iconic building in 1978. Adaptive reuse building conversions allow U-Haul to promote infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction. Adaptive reuse also allows resources to be focused on integrating environmentally thoughtful features into the existing building rather than creating waste in the form of demolition and using valuable resources for new construction. 

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1978, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

  • 1,203 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 44,739 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 45,950 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Philadelphia community:

  • 228,330 kWh annual energy savings
  • 23,030,226 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 1,203 tons (1,092 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 228,330 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 44,739 tons (40,598 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 23,030,226 lbs (10,446,442 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 45,950 lbs (41,697 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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