A bunch of old photos

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    Fox's New American Theatre, Chestnut Street at 10th

    I ran into this photo of the Fox theatre around 10th and Chestnut and listed as an image Circa 1885



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    https://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/Detail.aspx?assetId=97891



    This connected to the Old Illustrations page, Entry #447 showing some newspaper illustrations of a major fire at the Fox in 1877.


    A bunch of old illustrations Entry #447


    Since the Geo History maps show a theater there up until 1910, I can only presume that the Fox was rebuilt after the fire in 1877. Whether it was rebuilt exactly as before I cannot say. But the photo above seems to conform to the newspaper drawings.


    The Circa 1885 may be mislabeled. Maybe a Fox Theatre picture before or after 1877 fire?


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    Shibe Park - 1919


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    #4658 Phillyxpat, Jul 13, 2017
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    "Thomas Creighton School" - Tabor Ave and Allengrove St - 1934


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    Last day of school? 6-11-1934
     
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    Shame that these PhillyHistory photos are such low resolution.
     
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    Pity some of these great people shots are not of better quality for close ups.
     
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    Just to make sure everyone knows where this is, it is Tabor and Allengrove St, not Allendale.
    Here is Google's view in 2011.


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    Thx, Made the edit.
     
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    5700 Tacony Street - 1951



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    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 but with the whole structure 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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    2413-2417 Federal Street - 1916


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