To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: February 19, Straight Snapshot: The proximity of Locust Street to the first-class hotels and theatres on Broad Street made it the perfect locale to become a small late night entertainment district. No Barrymores ever lived there, either. By the s, the Historical Society had already moved onto the corner of 13th and Locust, the College of Physicians was diagonally across from that and the Library Company was in the building mentioned above at Locust and Juniper. Even with the added third floor, by the College had outgrown the space.
On top of that, the downtowns of many American cities began to decay as the push to the suburbs began in earnest after World War II.
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The stories run like this: The buildings were all connected by tunnels that ran under Chancellor Street. October 21, Straight Snapshot: When it was done, it was acknowledged to be one of the most handsomely furnished houses in the city. You can compare the new plan of the first floor, below, with the plan shown below in Part II. They got permission to tear down the club, but not for the parking lot idea. The photo, left, shows the old Potts building with its second floor central bay window.
This is the same beam everyone needs to climb over today to get from the elevator to the third floor offices. The photo, left, is of his grandson Thomas, who was living at Spruce St. Increditors and mortgage holders began filing suits against Stafford, who claimed he was solvent, but short on funds because of his investments in other real estate ventures. Through the early 70s, G. Daidone retired from mob life, but Mortorano was gunned down in his Lincoln towncar during rush hour in South Philadelphia in