Monday, July 17, 2017

5700 Tacony Street - 1951

This photo of a post-civil war house circa 1870s with a Mansard Roof reminds me of my uncle's house, and my grandparents before that, that used to exist on the 5300 block of Tacony St. across from the old arsenal, before it was condemned, torn down around 1961 and is now under the elevated road of I-95. 

My uncle's house was of the same design and approximate size with the whole structure but being half of a double with this design in the photo. A lot of houses in those days got built by the same craftsmen in same neighborhoods etc. Not all the houses in the 5300 block were the same but mostly simple wooden frame houses and also doubles. My uncle's may or may not have been brick covered as it was covered in those horrible old light brown faux brick design asbestos singles siding btw. 

Wonder if they carted away the houses or just used the debris as part of land fill under the highway?


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