I love frame 3105 which shows all of the overhead wiring, Thanks to Comcast & Verizon, we will be seeing the 3rd Millenium version of that eye-pollution. Remember when wiring had to be behind the house? Just as bad as gas meters in front of your home.
Green Street located at tallest utility pole, right of center. 605 N Front Street located just beyond next to corner store/business type building.
“Wilson – Mitchell” Grindstones, quite an old company
1924 - N Front St and Spring Garden
– 1916 - This shot Chiosso looks familiar but could not find original if posted here. Also, SW corner of N Front and Green Street was the site of a “Choates” mansion in the Northern Liberties until 1830 by some accounts and in the basement of that house were supposedly preserved some elements of the “Cave Houses” used by early settlers in 1680s and condemned for usage. In other cultures, they are called “pit houses” with the house built three feet into the ground at the living level and quite ecologically and environmentally superior to some modern construction.
V.C. Sweatman’s Malt House kiln towers seen on upper left part of photo.
had to invert this photo
Last edited by CHIOSSO; 10-08-2012 at 12:22 PM.
Chiosso - was this an addition to St Mary's churchyard at 5th & Locust?
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Moyamensing became known for its penitentiary, violent hose company, cemeteries, wretchedly poor inhabitants, and crime. Harry C. Silcox