A legal notice was served to the New Frankford Community Y at 4704 Leiper Street that the building will be sold at Sheriff Sale for unpaid Taxes as well as other lien amounts.
Past due taxes from 2017 total $23,776.61 including penalty and interest. Although Real Estate owned by a non-profit is usually exempt from taxation, if it remains vacant for a period of time it can revert to nonexempt status, thereby accumulating taxes due.
In 2013 the building was due to be sold in a foreclosure by the Beneficial Bank but was saved at the last minute by the work of local resident Frank Bennett. Read about that at this link.
The New Frankford Community Y is also known as the Garsed Bromley Mansion and it was placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in July of 2016. We covered that story at this link.
This building is a valuable asset to the community and should be returned to some useful service.