Thursday, April 30, 2015
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|Philadelphia Public Art|
The Springs and Spas of Old Time Philadelphians by F. H. Shelton – 1923
Harrowgate Hotel on Harrowgate Lane (Atlantic Street) and Kensington Plank Road (Avenue)
1865 Barnes Map Library Company of Philadelphia
“With private capital at that time a road was paved with planks on the banks of the Delaware River, which is now known as "Old Front Street" in Philadelphia. Led them north towards Frankford, which developed as major industrial region since the turn of the 19th century.. Only a year later (1858) opened the first horse tram with the Frankford and Southwark Passenger RR in Philadelphia. …The terrain of Harrowgate (present-day territory of Venango Street and Kensington Ave. between Kensington and Frankford), named after a sanatorium founded there in 1780. The small contact (20) and the unusually high share par value (1200 $) show that the company from the beginning wanted to have pretty solid group of shareholders.” (robot translation from German)
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
American Iron Trade Manual – 1874
Typo, Eads Bridge 1874, still standing, crosses the Mississippi River at St. Louis Missouri – Bridge built by Andrew Carnegie’s Keystone Bridge Company.
Van Nostrand’s Eclectic Engineering Magazine Volume XXI – 1879
Midvale’s steel provided to Brooklyn Bridge 1883 construction, contracted through Keystone Bridge Company. Cables on Brooklyn Bridge, steel cable provided by Roebling Steel, owned by architect of bridge.
Monday, April 20, 2015
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
|Philadelphia Inquirer May 11, 1947 - Page 13|
From the demolished Saint James Episcopal Church at 22nd and Walnut Sts. Philadelphia, repurposed Salviati Mosaics May 11, 1947
Research above and photos in link below by Lou Gould. Much thanks Lou.