A bunch of old photos

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    Robert H Foerderer Republican Club - 3743 Frankford Avenue - 1910 - 1933 - 2017


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    Delaware Avenue Turbine Station of Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. - 1907



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    Looks like a Federal style house with a Colonial Revival addition. Interesting it survived but perhaps the Republican bent of the area allowed it to escape demolition.
     
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    I agree with your patina assessment Titus. Main building so typical of large Quaker farm houses in the area. Building at time of 1910 era photo was something like 500 yards from the old "Plantation House" / mansion, Chalkley Hall.

    Since it looks old, I am going to guess that it was moved into an irregular lot about that time with political connections = G.O.P. (reference to two Republican Clubs), Money = the Foerderer family, and cutting Glenwood Avenue through to Butler street. Around that time the RR tracks put up on an embankment and the Frankford Junction Station buried under that embankment on the east side of Frankford Ave where it was at ground level and rebuilt up the hill on the embankment on the west side of Frankford ave. On 1895 map pictured a similar sized structure that may have been moved.

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    1895 Phila Map


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    Inquirer 26 Sept 1911
     
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    Edison Station, 908 Sansom Street - History of Philadelphia Electric Company 1881-1961

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    Edison Building 900 Sansom Street - The History of the Philadelphia Electric Company 1881-1961


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    International Electrical Exhibition Philadelphia 1884 - History of the Philadelphia Electric Company 1881-1961


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    South Broad Street from City Hall 1895 - History of Philadelphia Electric 1881-1961

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    Richmond Station 1954 - History of Philadelphia Electric Company 1881-1961


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    Wow, and people complain these days that the overhead power lines all over the City are visual pollution. These poles are just insane!
     
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    Mostly telegraph I presume.
     
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    Old Capitol Building Harrisburg - pre-fire 1897


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    Bath House 23rd Ward - West Side Hedges St Above Orthodox - Brickbuilder July 1900 - Hazelhurst and Huckel Architects


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    Northern National Bank - 2300 Germantown Avenue - The Architectural Review v.12 - 1905


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    West Philadelphia Title and Trust Company - 40th Street and Lancaster Avenue - The Architectural Review v.12 - 1905


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    Manayunk National Bank - Main and Levering Streets - The Architectural Review v.12 - 1905


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    425-427 West Girard Avenue - 1901


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    St. Peter's Church Redemptorist Convent - 1056 N. Lawrence Street - 1901


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    St. Peter's RC Church Hall - N. 5th Street - No Date


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    St. Peter's School - N 5th Street - 1901


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    Old St. Peter's RC Church - N. 5th St. and W. Girard Ave - Circa Pre-1895


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    Saint Peter's RC Church - N 5th Street and West Girard Avenue - 1901 - New Facade/Renovation Architect Edwin Forrest Durang


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    Here you can also see the old market shed in the middle of Girard Ave..! That puts this photo at around 1862.
     
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    Christian Schmidt's Kensington Brewery - Edward Street - 1863


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    Schmidt's Brewery - Girard Avenue East of Second Street - New Construction - 1914


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    C. Schmidt and Sons Brewery - Front Door - 1914


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    C. Schmidt and Sons Brewery - Interior - 1914


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    C. Schmidt and Sons - At Night - 1914


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    Midnight The New Century Celebration - Leslie's Weekly 19 January 1901


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    Mummers - North Broad Street - Turn of the Century - January 1, 1901 (Leslie's Weekly 19 Jan 1901)


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