Update: While the front façade was stabilized for around five years, the remains of the building were finally demolished in early July of 2023.
Sadly, the Liberty Bell Oil Company building was gutted by fire in early June. While it looks like it might be a complete loss, I don’t necessarily believe it should be torn down. Many times these buildings are still salvageable, even after such a catastrophic fire.
City records say the building was constructed in 1930, but I seriously doubt that stylistically that is the date of its original construction. I suspect the 1930 date is for an addition out the back, which often confused the official year.
Particularly because I found a record of Liberty Oil already operating at this address at least as early as 1922, when this Renaissance Revival style of architecture, based of Filippo Brunelleschi, would have been popular.
Developers need to secure their buildings better, with all due respect.