76 West Chelten Avenue

Item Info

Item No: pdcm00394a
Title: 76 West Chelten Avenue
Additional Title: POS Bar & Restaurant
Creation Date: 4/7/1949
Historic Street Address: 76 West Chelten Avenue, southeast corner
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image created for John J. McEmery

This late Victorian-era building  was once the home of the Germantown Independent Gazette, a local weekly newspaper, published from approximately 1896-1926 (research yielded varying dates).  The building is also referred to as the McCann Building, after the Gazette's founding editor/owner, Horace McCann.

By 1949, when this image was taken, the building had multiple commercial uses:  POS (Philadelphia Old Stock) Bar & Restaurant--on the corner, and continuing along Greene Street; and to the left, down Chelten Avenue, are Germantown Travel Bureau and Kay-dee Ladies Apparel.  For interior images of the POS Bar & Restaurant, see #pdcm00394 b and c, and  #pdcm00566 a and b.

The building's demolish date is unknown, but in the mid-1970s, the site was chosen for the construction of the Northwest Regional Library, which opened in 1978.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.176203
Geocode Latitude:40.034088

Creator Name: Parker & Mullikin - Photographer