Sunday, May 31, 2015

Delaware Avenue Elevated Railway - Philadelphia - 1908

Portal entrance from Market Street Subway at Market Street and east side of Front Street

Incline from portal to Arch Street bend.

Arch Street curve onto Delaware Avenue toward Ferry Terminals.

Looking north from Elevated Station toward Arch Street curve.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

View of Philadelphia Harbor – 1893

Row of Typical Workingmen’s Houses, Fisher Street, between 5th and 6th Streets, First Ward

Young Men's Christian Association - Germantown - 1893

Statue of William Penn - 1893

Pennsylvania R.R. Bridge, Schuylkill Valley Div., From West Side of Schuylkill towards Manayunk - 1893

The McDaniels and Delaplaine Schoolhouse – Twenty-First and Moore Sts. - 1893

Chestnut Street - Looking West From Seventh - 1893

Parterre - Horticultural Hall - Fairmount Park Philadelphia - 1893

1538 S Broad Street, at Tasker, 1893

"View on South Broad Street looking north from the residence of Hon. Edwin S. Stuart, Mayor"

Model School - 1818 - Philadelphia - Between 8th and 9th Above Race Street

Photo publication date 1918 (Public Domain), date of image - no date. building in later life, 1890s maps listed a business "U.S. Electric Light Co." which explains spools of cable stored on sidewalk.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Frank Furness, Architect - Frankford & Southwark Railway’s Depot – 1878 – Trolley Depot View circa 1917

1917 Photo - Philadelphia and Southwark R.R. Deport (1878)
(Public Domain)

The image of the Frankford Elevated line on Frankford Avenue below reaches a point of construction circa 1917 when the steel structure was planted. Building to right above and below is old “Dummy Depot” built for the Frankford and Southwark Railway Depot as a unifying piece of architecture 1-1/2 stories with a clock tower joining two previously built separate train sheds in 1878.

(Photo below I would say was taken from balcony of the old "Seven Stars" Hotel at Frankford and Oxford Aves..)

Progress of Frankford El Construction - Frankford and Oxford Aves. - circa 1917
(Public Domain)

Bromley Map of Philadelphia - 1910

Depot building with clock tower attributed to Frank Furness, Philadelphia architect.

Oxford Ave Intersection with Frankford Ave and Arrott Street
(Google Map - Present Day)