University City Apartments | Old Quaker Building

Old Quaker Building

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Our University City apartments at The Old Quaker Building are rich in history and architectural design. This landmark served as a Quaker meetinghouse and offices for The Working Home for the Blind before being transformed into the current newly renovated studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments for rent.

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Historic details such as high timber ceilings and detailed brickwork accentuate the Old Quaker Building character in these University City apartments. Oversized windows and expansive floor plans draw in natural light and tranquil views of the wide lawns and walkways throughout, creating a peaceful sense of space indoors and out. The building features on-site parking and an on-site gym, cultivating an open environment unique to urban lifestyles.

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Rich with character and architectural details, The Old Quaker Building is fitted with contemporary amenities. Our University City apartment rentals include an on-site gym, modern kitchens, on-site parking, and smoke-free environment. Not to mention an easy commute to all neighboring employers, parks, and transportation. Building features include oversized windows and exposed brick, creating an environment that enriches your lifestyle. Simple, secure package delivery from Luxer One is the first system of its kind in our apartment community.

  • Pet-friendly apartments (restrictions apply)
  • 24-hour maintenance
  • Convenient online resident services
  • On-site management
  • Luxer One Package Lockers
  • Complimentary on-site fitness center
  • Complimentary membership to the MetroFit basketball court and fitness center
  • Barbecue and picnic area
  • Free Wi-Fi in most common areas
  • On-site parking
  • Additional storage on-site
  • Enterprise car share rental on site
  • Smoke free apartments
  • Preferred Employer Program
  • Expansive floor plans supplemented by ample closet space
  • Individual washer and dryer in each unit
  • Sleek wood flooring*
  • High, lofty ceilings
  • Individual climate control in each unit
  • Historic building
  • Beautifully landscaped outdoor space
  • Modern appliance package
  • Designer cabinets with granite countertops
  • Beautiful ceramic tile floors
  • Breakfast bar and pass-through from kitchen to dining area*
  • Ceramic tile floors and tub surrounds
  • Designer vanity with granite countertop
  • Full-width mirrors with decorator lighting
  • Free Metropolitan wireless available throughout
  • 65” flat screen TV
  • Ample seating
  • Dimmable lighting
  • Original granite fireplace
  • 90” billiards table and accessories
  • Ample seating
  • French Door Refrigerator with ice and water dispenser
  • Double Convection Oven
  • Conduction Cooktop with exhaust hood
  • Dishwasher
  • Starbucks Coffee machine
  • Island and Counter Seating
  • USB charging ports
  • Seating for 6
  • Cable connected TV
*In Select University City Philadelphia Apartments

The newly renovated MetroFit is an opportunity to invigorate a lifestyle of wellness amongst our community of residents in Philadelphia.

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Floor Plans


460 - 620 SQ. FT.
FROM $1560
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1 Bedroom

600 - 910 SQ. FT.
FROM $1630
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2 Bedroom

825 - 825 SQ. FT.
FROM $2170
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Pricing and availability subject to change at any time.

University City, Philadelphia

At the Heart of Arts and Education


In the midst of the University City, our apartments are near University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and University of the Sciences campuses. The Old Quaker is nestled in an easily walkable neighborhood that offers close proximity to Septa 30th St. Station, the Market-Frankford Line, and local trolleys, and cultural institutions such as the Annenberg Center and International House Philadelphia. After work, class, or an evening experiencing the arts, enjoy a meal at the wide variety of restaurants and food trucks that fill University City, Philadelphia, including Fat Ham, Distrito, HipCityVeg, and more.

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Points of Interest in University City, Philadelphia


  • American Apparel
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Hello World
  • Bluemercury
  • United by Blue
  • Trader Joe's
  • Fresh Grocer
  • Computer Connection
  • University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

Dining and Entertainment

  • White Dog Cafe
  • Sabrina's Cafe at Powelton
  • Fat Ham
  • Distrito
  • POD
  • Aloosh
  • Bobby's Burger Palace
  • HipCityVeg
  • City Tap House

Arts and Culture

  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • International House Philadelphia
  • The Rotunda
  • Palestra
  • Movement Theater International
  • World Cafe Live
  • Fisher Fine Arts Library
  • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
  • Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Penn Presbyterian Hospital
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Partnership CDC
  • University City Science Center
  • Cira Centre
  • Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

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3514 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104
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