With no fanfare at all, the Frankford El turned 90 on November 5th. November 5, 1922 was the first full day of service on the El. It connected the River Wards and Northeast Philadelphia to the Market Street subway and center city. Prior to the El, you would have had a long and noisy ride on a trolley.
The coming of the El was welcomed by some and hated by others. Now it is hard to imagine the Northeast without it. It forever changed the face of Frankford. You might enjoy reading a contemporary account of the first day from the Inquirer at this link.