Frankford Home of the week

This week we’re still in historic East Frankford.  I was surprised as usual when I turned onto the 4500 block of Melrose Street.  These twins were both nice and well kept.  it’s almost hard to tell that they are twins though.  The one on the right has seen some significant changes over the years.  The one on the left looks to be in its original configuration.

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13 Comments on "Frankford Home of the week"

  1. crazymommy | July 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    the one on the left has the traditional pair of sneakers flung over the wires for that down home philly designer touch.

  2. Yes, now we’re going to get hits from everybody in the world looking for that unique urban custom. When I am looking out for houses, the first thing I look at is the curb. If you find clean sidewalks and curbs, the people are taking care of the property. We have some interesting ones coming up in the next 6 weeks or so. Now that the weather has been good for taking pictures. Thanks for the feedback. it’s good to know somebody is out there.

  3. Oh we look forward to seeing these houses thanks Gil

  4. Gil I enjoy very much the homes of the week. Thanks!! Love the holidays homes

  5. 4500 Melrose is not in Frankford.

  6. When I started writing about Frankford, one problem I had was that there was no official Frankford. Neighborhoods are unofficial areas for the most part. Eventually I decided to use the U of Penn Neighborhood base as my guide. http://cml.upenn.edu/nbase/nbProfileMap.asp

  7. 4500 Melrose st. is in Frankford the zip code 19124…..get your neighborhood right!

  8. When I grew up in Bridesburg before both I-95 and the connection between Aramingo and Harbison Ave. were built, we did think of the boundary as the railroad tracks. There are a lot of folks in the area who identify with Bridesburg. But I give it to Frankford subject to some higher authority deciding otherwise.

  9. hey doc. once again 4500 melrose is the neighborhood of bridesburg. since you’re such a locational buff why dont you take a ride to that block and ask some of the residents what neighborhood they live in.

  10. You guys are acting like its the White House. Geez

  11. Anonymous | July 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    I took a ride on that block and asked some of the residents and I asked them what neighborhood that we were in and they said Bridesburg. Then I went to 4600 Leiper street and ask them and they said Northwood. Then I went to Kensington and they said Fishtown. Do you know what I’m getting at? Why can’t we get along. Its Micheal Jackson day.

  12. Did they film Blow out in that house? :}

  13. “Did they film Blow out in that house?”

    In two years, that’s by far the funniest comment we’ve had

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