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Living large in a grain tower

Jun 09, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Kenneth Parker hobbled across a top floor of the historic grain tower that imposes over Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood, slowly reacquainting himself with a space that decades earlier had been his home and a legendary Center City party den.

Hunched over the cane that he uses to prop up his Parkinson'safflicted body, the 80-year-old designer entered a windowed recess to the side of the vacant industrial loft, beyond which sprawled the city skyline.

"This was the happiest room in...