A bunch of old photos

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    Trade School of the Builder's Exchange of Philadelphia - 1892


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    Builder's Exchange - 18-24 South 7th Street - 1892, 1890



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    1918 - Workers at Water Bureau

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    1918 - Band Concert and Singing, City Hall Plaza


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    Philly Meat Vendor Stall Coney Island - 1903


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    "Reyburn Club" - 15th Ward Republican Club - 19th and Fairmount - 1918


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    U of Penn Athletes - 1893


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    Amazing! Thanks for posting all of these!
     
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    Cedar Hill Entrance - circa 1890s


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    Bronze deer in front flanking entrance. Removed after 1960s.



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    As Shot from the Kiggins Hotel, Frankford and Bustleton Aves.


    Photograph album of Philadelphia and vicinity [graphic].
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    Blumenthal Bros. Frankford - The Bricklayer, September 1916


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    View of North Broad Street - Circa 1891


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    Year unknown; picture from Series Title: Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company Records
    Collection Title: Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company Records and Blumenthal Family Papers
    Image name: AC1344-0000019.tif
    Copyright: Unknown-Restrictions Possible
    Repository: National Museum of American History Archives Center

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    https://sirismm.si.edu/EADpdfs/NMAH.AC.1344.pdf


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    2018 Pictometry views of entire site; doesn't appear the building in the original post survived:

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    The Beautiful brick building of 1916 seems already to have changed its footprint by 1920 w/1920 Sanborn Insurance map.I am guessing but I think that WWI pre and after U.S. entry was a major boost to business as in Ballinger Company photo 1924. Many changes and alterations over the years. Neighborhood smelled wonderful during weekdays btw. We used to drive nearby over Tacony to an uncle's house at Tacony and Bridge, across from the Arsenal, now under I-95.


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    In your Quaker Bride photo, original building would seem to now be left in photo as a wing of the building that seems to match 1920 insurance map.

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    St. Ambrose P.E. Church Kensington (Mission) - NE Howard and Ontario Sts.- Brickbuilder October 1914


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    I remember the priest who was there in the 60s.
     
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    Hammerstein's Philadelphia Opera House ( later Metropolitan ) - 1908


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    Saint Joachim's Church - Frankford - 1908


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    They built a hideous modern church to replace this and even that has been closed down.
     
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    I understand this old one burned down in 1981. This one also has a small graveyard btw. Was the only Catholic church in the region for some distance in its day in the late 19th century.
     
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    Titus. I never saw the inside but as for the outside, that is Award Winning "Hideous" for the outside considering what was there and the nature of the neighborhood. You go from an organ and a choir high mass and end up with a cheap guitar mass kind of thingy. Just saying.


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    Frankford Avenue Station - Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. - Architect R. C. Heath - 1907


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    I am guessing that this building was at the Pratt Street end of the emerging Bridge / Pratt Transit complex.

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    Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company - Office Building for Motormen and Conductors - Electric Railway Review August 1906


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