Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 66

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Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 66

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Item No: pdcc02794
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 66
Historic Street Address: 13th Street & Ridge Avenue
Historic Street Address: 8th & Vine Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01286, bottom [image dimensions 6.9 cm x 12.8 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the intersection of Thirteenth Street and Ridge Avenue. A triangular-shaped parcel of land, created by the oblique intersection, is enclosed by a high wooden wall covered with advertising posters. Image used in a magazine article to illustrate the city's neglect of such attenuated sites.

Caption: An opportunity typically neglected - Philadelphia. Thirteenth Street and Ridge Avenue.

Clipped from an unidentified magazine. 


Notes:

Item pdcl00107, top [image dimensions 19.7 cm x 14.5 cm]:

"The specialty of this corner restaurant, as the sign tells, was oysters, particularly oyster stew. The Victorian corner doorway and windows have obviously been applied to a building of an earlier period, a practice as much in vogue then as now."--OPEP, p. 111.

The restaurant with two men standing on either side of entrance; two men standing at side of building; American flag on roof; streetcar tracks run on both streets. Signs on building: "Locker's"; "Locker's Oyster and Dining Rooms"; "Gray's Ales 5 [cents] per glass"; above door: "Restaurant"; and on sign boards leaning against posts: "our 20 [cent] stews"; and "try our 30 [cent] roast dinners".


Bibliography:

Item pdcl00107:

Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.



Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.963771
Geocode Longitude:-75.158914

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.12
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler