Posted on April 1, 2009April 1, 2009 by Jim — 7 CommentsSure Looked Different Without That El At Frankford and Orthodox then and now Share this:TwitterEmailFacebook Post navigationPrevious post: Things I’ve Learned From the Message Board and A Picture I’m Not Posting HereNext post: Dr Hunter of the Baptist Worship Center Church 7 thoughts on “Sure Looked Different Without That El” Gil April 1, 2009 Before and after pictures are not always easy to do. People build els in front of the subject or the camera lenses don’t quite match. In this case it’s very interesting because there is a lot to take in. I always wondered about the odd spacing of the windows on the Orthodox Street side. You have a set up front on the second and third floor that don’t match the rest to the rear. Now comparing the original building with today, you can see somebody tacked on that addition in the back. They did a nice job though. The second building in from the corner, I at first thought was not in the original but if you look at the window spacing just under the el it does match the old picture above. Give us more. Jim April 1, 2009 I don’t know whether the corner building is the original. You can tell it’s this corner though and not the one cadicorner because of the building one in. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Frankford+Ave+%26+Orthodox+St,+Philadelphia,+Philadelphia,+Pennsylvania+19124&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&cd=1&geocode=FcSTYgIdUEmG-w&split=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&ll=40.014781,-75.08548&spn=0.010682,0.022337&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr&layer=c&cbll=40.014844,-75.085437&panoid=wutcqt0GtOxRh7NDPY_pUw&cbp=12,3.1094780615101625,,0,-18.88625592417061 Rick4143 January 18, 2011 I believe that was a dunkin donuts in the 80s. I caught the bus there often to get down to Church. I still have great memories of growing up in Frankford. Rick Jim January 19, 2011 The dunkin donuts was before my time, but I do remember it being a Donut Hut or something one off. Still might be actually. Gil January 19, 2011 The Dunkin Donuts I remember was the one at the foot of Oxford Ave. This one was another small chain like Donut Town or something like that. I actually liked their donuts better than Dunkin. That is if my frail memory is correct. Sarah Newton April 27, 2013 Going back to 1957, I remember when this was a Sun-Ray Drug store. It had a great little area in the back with a counter & booths. I loved this place, we went there for ice cream all the time! Frankford Gazette May 1, 2013 The Sun Ray that I remember was at Overington by the library. That was where I remember seeing the first camera that I ever really wanted. I was 9 in 1954 and may have received it in time for Christmas. Comments are closed.