Pumpkin Head storage tank aerials

Item Info

Item No: pdch00280
Title: Pumpkin Head storage tank aerials
Creation Date: 10/30/1969
Historic Street Address: 946-948 Canal Street
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins.  Notes on the negative's envelope read:  "Pumpkin head storage tank aerials, Aramingo and Canal; Oct. 30, 1969"

This 1969 image shows an aerial view of a Pennsylvania Sugar Refining Company's molasses storage tank, humorously decorated for Halloween.  First founded at 5th & Girard in 1864, the refinery grew and relocated over the decades, to occupy a large swath of the industrial corridor along the Delaware River.  Although the negative's envelope identifies the location of this tank as "Aramingo and Canal", a more accurate address is 946-948 Canal Street.  By 1984, the plant closed and was vacant until 1997, when the remaining structures were torn down.  Today, the Sugar House Casino occupies a part of the property.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.136452
Geocode Latitude:39.963810

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer