Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Alfred B. Mullett – Architect – Philadelphia Second Empire Post Office / Court House

Chestnut Street, Ninth Street, Market Street
                                                                                                     (Temple University Digital Archives)

Proposed Version - circa 1872


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Harrowgate Park, Kensington Philadelphia - Tioga El Station

Tioga Street EL Station - Entrance Harrowgate Park

War Memorial - "To Honor Those Who Served"

Harrowgate Park


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Diner - "O" Street and Eire Avenue - Philadelphia - circa 1970s - Northeast Diner

Intersection "O"St and Eire Ave, Phila, Car lot, Site of former Diner (top right) (Bing Maps)

Been looking for photos of a Diner that used to sit at the intersection of "O" and Eire Avenues in Northeast Philly in the 1960's and 70's next to old Penn Fruit. Nothing but a used car sales lot now. 

Finally have proof that my memory at least was correct.  I do not or cannot remember if this Diner had a name but in the back of my brain, the name Northeast Diner comes to mind?

4/10/13 - An addition to the story of the "Northeast Diner" and a Philly Sports story about Jack Friel and the '68 North Catholic Varsity Basketball team that took too long to eat breakfast there :




Sunday, April 7, 2013

Frankford Arsenal - Tacony Street - Philadelphia - 1940 - Gearing Up for War

                                                                                                                                                              Hagley Digital Archives -1940

A snipet of Frankford Arsenal along Tacony Street from Bridge Stree (top left) to Kennedy Street (bottom right), James Street in rear (top right).

I have to think that in 1940 when this photo was taken, the U.S. was sending a lot of war aid to Britain. Hence the need to tear down the houses on James Street for daytime parking. 

Tacony Street Houses torn down around 1960 to make way for I-95 across from Arsenal.