As the neighborhoods on some lines deteriorated and everyone bought a TV set ridership was in a perpetual downward spiral. Jay, 41, a former Marine who served in Afghanistan, first started taking pain killers after a … The trolley system was by then whittled down to a handful of routes that could be served by the fleet of PCC streamliners that had not yet put in their 20 plus years of intended economic life. Required fields are marked *. Sure wish I had a picture of the place, now that my grandfather is gone. From Philadelphia Trolley Tracks . Matt Rourke / AP Photo . Thanks so much for posting them. There are photos of Olney, Kensington, Fairhill, Tacony, Germantown, Elmwood, Ludlow, Powelton, Fishtown, Gray’s Ferry, Eastwick and South Philadelphia. Click here to request Getty Images Premium Access through IBM Creative Design Services. Open Mon-Sat 12PM-9PM Established in 2003. WOW ! I’d love to see my old friends. It would be great to see these pics juxtaposed against the same shots taken in the present day…. I really need your help!!! LOVED PLAYING ON THE R R AND HOPPING FREIGHT TRAINS & HAVING STONE FIGHTS ! I remember riding the 56 trolley to get to work in town and the wait time between trolleys was not long at all. And to go by packed trolly to the Phils games- double headers for $.50 bleachers (no more “cent” signs on keyboards!) Photographs by JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE This is such a fantastic collection.. It was by returning again and again over the course of years—spending real time with people rather than snapping a photo and going back to his own life—that he gained their trust. Brilliant work Peter Woodall…..As one of those aged farts referenced in Morris Street’s post I am enjoying the look back to the streets and trolleys of my youth. Someone? The corner stores are still open, the neon bar signs still lit, the glass in the factory windows still intact. God Bless. Thank you for the beautiful photos. The IBM strategic repository for digital assets such as images and videos is located at dam.ibm.com. I miss those days. I lived at 1215 North 7th Street which is between Girard Avenue and Thompson Street. I could go on and on with the proofs about this around the country. Over the years you drown out the noise and eventually fall asleep. It’s love. Growing up near 5th and Lehigh (lawrence&cumberland actually), connecting to that line & going all the way to near Wissahickon (sp?) Thanks. It was the last breath of the light rail in North Philly. See more ideas about Kensington philadelphia, Philadelphia, Kensington. Something that particularly struck me is that in spite of the dirt and grime on the buildings and streets, there seems to be no graffiti. Note that all these pictures were taken in the 1960s, by which time industry was disappearing all over Philly. Peter Woodall Peter Woodall is the Project Director of Hidden City Philadelphia. Hours: David Wilson was visiting family in Glenside and Elkins Park in 1966 when he fell in love with the Philadelphia Transit Company’s green-and-cream colored beauties. Thank you for posting Mr. Wilson’s Brownie pictures. I took the 47 trolley to & from Fleisher Art Memorial. It’s a period we rarely see represented in Philadelphia history or photo books, or online, especially in color. I remember as a kid visiting friends on Tenth Street and walking to what we called ‘The Trolley Barn’ probably at or near Luzerne Street. In many ways we left our mark on the history of Philadelphia and Germantown in particular. I miss the PCC trolleys. Formerly the historic Philadelphia Eddie's K&A, Owner, Danny Emery worked for Crazy Eddie from 96 till Eddie's retirement in 2003 when Danny… http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/39637, https://hiddencityphila.org/2013/03/ghosts-of-german-olney/, http://articles.philly.com/1992-10-28/news/25998972_1_national-confectioners-association-candy-family-business, http://romanblazicwordsandpictures.blogspot.com/2014/06/trolley-jolly.html. They split the 23 in two (45 being the south half) because of complaints from residents that the buses were subject to lengthy delays. This was back in the 40’s and early 50″s.What wonderful and simpler times, unlike today. Such solutions depend on people seeing that addicts are people who need assistance, and Stockbridge hopes his photographs aid that cause. And I’m glad the neighborhoods are being rediscovered for all their inherent virtue and value that cannot be duplicated anywhere ever. Compared to the Philadelphia median size of 1,339 square feet, this property is bigger. This would only though be beyond the reach of the where the Center City oriented electrified rail lines that before SEPTA the City subsidized so they survived to continue to achieved a critical mass enough (added to the new car traffic everywhere but to make the difference) to sustain denser urban culture. Yes, Good & Plenty was made in Philly by the Quaker City Chocolate & Confectionary Co. starting in 1893, making it the oldest branded candy in the country. Girard and Berks intersect in Fishtown, right near Girard’s end at Aramingo. Donna, Kensington & Tioga Street, 2010. Thank you, Peggy, for the Chestnut Hill memory! Please correct this picture. I doubt their were as many cars on the road then, and we didn’t have all that many places to go. Looters were caught on video clashing with each other. Aah how well I remember routes #26 and #52 that ran on Chelten Ave. in Germantown. We then sold it to a Puerto Rican Association that owned it for a few years. Geeking out pretty hard with these. It left Chelten and proceeded on it’s route at Chew. Combined with the gas station / check cashing parking lot one block down at Girard and Susquehanna, this is probably the most unfortunate stretch of Fishtown, especially considering the one really solid classic rowhouse block which still stands immediately to its north…. My maternal grandfather worked there, we always had a lot of candy at our house. – Philadelphia police officer, on Kensington "I will never be the same after what I saw down there," said Jackie's father. Kensington Avenue. We like trolleys well enough, but we were enthralled by the portrait of the city’s neighborhoods Wilson inadvertently created. So where did the trolleys go? Collect, curate and comment on your files. I worked for SEPTA 1973/2005, I worked in Luzerne depot for 5 years. Great pictures! Took that trolley countless times when I was a kid in the 50s. Cell #407-595-3237. born and raised in Germantown, lived there for 17 years. © 2020 TIME USA, LLC. I used to live on 7th St. bet Berks and Montgomery and we had a trolley go by our house. I rode the 6, the 52 mostly. It’s a period we rarely see represented in Philadelphia history or photo books, or online, especially in color. then we got a bunch from Toronto Canada and they were all rusted out and only lasted about 2 to 3 years before junked. Thank you. They were always dependable. {{collectionsDisplayName(searchView.appliedFilters)}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleImages()}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleEvents()}}. : And yet you’re still out here, do you feel like it makes you stronger? I have an old menu that’s fun to look at. These are great to scroll through and go back in time to my youth. Apparently the restaurant started at 5th and Lehigh, then they moved to 3rd and Lehigh after a Texaco bought the first property. “I think [the project] is extremely relevant right now,” he tells TIME. WONDERFUL PICS. Now I live in Oregon but that was where i first got an idea of what the West might be, the Creek starting the wonder wander into deeper waters more Pacific. I was ALLOWED to be me and was met where I was. We actually happened to ride in a Philly trolley on one of our rides there. THE KEYSTONE BANK WAS AT THAT LOCATION AS THE SIGN SHOWS, 5000 BLOCK OF WAYNE AVE. But once you are in this, the love and the woman became second and third because this became first.”, Tic Tac, Kensington and Huntingdon Street, 2009, Melissa’s arms, Kensington & Harold Street, 2011, Jackie, Kensington & Somerset, Street 2009, Playground, Cumberland & Emerald Street, 2013. You just gotta sit out here. The photo at 5th and Wyoming brings back memories. The closest school is Willard Frances E School. i notice in one of the pictures there is a Good & Plenty logo painted on the building…were they made in Philly? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

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