Frankford: Direction of a Greater Philadelphia (orignal 1992 edition)
Guernsey A. Hallowell and Thomas Creighton

Frankford: Direction of a Greater Philadelphia (orignal 1992 edition)

(Philadelphia): 1922. First edition Scarce. Printed stiff wrappers, 6" x 9'. 103 pp. with index to advertisers. Illustrated with photographs. "Souvenir Booklet and Program published to commemorate the opening of the Frankford Elevated Railway, November 4th to 11th, 1922". Some light wear to the covers and spine, a few pages had been dogeared and have been straightened. Laid in a a single sheet "Frankford L Celebration Program" listing special events for each day of the celebration; evnets actually ran from Nov. 3 through Nov. 15, culminating with the "Crowning of the Most Popular Lady in Frankford. a stupendous affair" at the Frankford theatre. The Frankford Elevated Line was built between 1915 and 1922. It ran for some 5 1/2 miles from Arch Street to Bridge Street in the Frankford section, leading to the rapid development of northeast Philadelphia. During the 1940's ridership on the "El" peaked at 250,000 daily riders. The line was extended and is now part of the Market-Frankford Elevated-Subway Line, also known as the Blue Line. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: E23155)

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