As we reported back in March, the Romain House, 4245 Romain Street (map), was awarded a makeover in the HGTV voting. Inqlings at Philly.com reports that the work began on Friday:
HGTV is in town with host Carter Oosterhouse and designer Monica Pedersen as they rebuild a house off Frankford Avenue for the Pennsylvania American Legion Housing for Homeless Veterans Corp., which will put up three veterans there. Jack Prichard, Adam Norbutti, and Chris Wray, three electricians from Local 98 and Iraq war veterans, are among the volunteer workers. The project will be shown on Veterans Day on an HGTV special that also will profile local veterans, including Stanley Fabiszewski, who served under Gen. George Patton in World War II. Flyers coach John Stevens and Mayor Nutter attended Friday’s opening ceremony. Closing ceremony is scheduled for June 28.
Good news for the residents and Romain Street as well. We’ll try to get down there to get some pictures.