A few weeks ago I was browsing through Flickr which is the Yahoo service for sharing photographs. There are, of course, a lot of pictures there but I searched for Frankford and found a very good photographer who had posted quite a few of our neighborhood. He had one of my favorite buildings which is at the corner of Penn and Wakeling. It had fallen on what might be kindly called “hard times”. Since the photographer had taken his picture the building had been undergoing renovation and this is a picture of it (twin on the right) as of last week.
Whenever you see old buildings being brought back to life you feel a glimmer of hope. What the owner does with it of course will determine whether it is a blight on the community or another milestone on our way upward. My gripe is the vinyl siding. But thanks for rebuilding the porch.