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Tidbit: Philly History Blog profiles Frankford Creek sewerization

Ken Finkel over on the Philly History Blog gives a profile of the Frankford Creek and the reasons why it was converted into a channel in the early 20th century.  He also points out the remains of Tremont Mills at the corner of Wingohocking and Adams.  We did a before and after of this interesting building in 2009.

Interestingly, he points out a photo with a wide view of the Creek taken in 1912 that is claimed to be at the corner of Dungan and Lycoming streets.

This looks to me to be on Wingohocking near Castor looking down.  I’d love for someone to weigh in here.

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Then And Now; Where Is The Other Half Of This Building?

I’m really surprised that someone found it economical to chop a brick structure in half.  But apparently someone did just that in 1950 when the city was widening Wingohocking Street at Adams AveWorkshop of the World has a writeup of Tremont Mills.

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The top half appears to be a church now.


I remember buying my Christmas trees from the first floor.  Cino’s Flowers I think it was.