00013^23675 V y 1*°' <^ If.*" ***** v9 •!^L% *> ■ ^o* • A v ^ ^ •-"•- ^ 4? \1^L'* ^ V .«••„ *** , ^ ^d* FRANKFORD Direction of a Greater Philadelphia SOUVENIR Booklet and Program published to commemorate the open- ing of the Frankford Elevated Railway. NOVEMBER FOURTH TO ELEVENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED TWENTY* TWO ALVIN A. SWENSON Largest Ford Dealer in Northeast AUTHORIZED ^foyzcC d EALER TH» UNIVERSAL CAH LINCOLN MOTOR CARS FORDSON TRACTORS Phones FRANKFORD 2787-38 EAST 7923 4120-50 Kensington Ave. % TWO BIG ACHIEVEMENTS Opening Frankford L and Swenson's New Service Station I am now prepared to serve the tremendous army of Ford Users. Everything must be as represented or no charge. Prompt Deliveries on all cars. Cash or very con- venient time payments OUR INTEREST IN YOUR CAR DOES NOT CKA»B ON CELIV3RY BUY YOUR FORD FROM SWENSON This hook is dedicatee to those pub ic spirited ad- vertisers who made its (nthl'i :atior\ possible. FRANKFORD Direction of a Qreater Philadelphia Published to commemorate the celebration of the opening of the FRANKFORD ELEVATED RAILROAD November 4th to 11th, 1922 H Compiled by GUERNSEY A. HALLOWELL and THOMAS CREIGHTON °$ Program Committee Thomas Creighton, Guernsey A. Hallowell, Henry S. Borneman, Judson Yerkes, David Tuteur, R. C. Buzby F? Committee ox Celebration Presidenl THOMAS CREIGHTON 1327 Foulkj.ui St. Secretary HARRY .M. HILLEGASS 1206 Foulkrod St. FINANCE Alvin A. Swenson, Ch'rnian John E. Gossling Emmett O'Neill B. E. Effing I'" rank B. Baldwin < 'has. J. McGough Edwin Hulley J. Harry Schumacker George Royle Allen M. Stearne, Esq. James F. Curia n J. A. Edgar Norman S. Castor Edward J. Gall en M.E. Zeak David Tuteur Hon. James A. Dunn Edward M I. Ward Oliver Stout John Sinn William G. Streit George A. Williams PRESS AND BOOSTING E. C. Patterson, Chairman Benjamin Hepworth James France George W. Henrj HISTORICAL Vice-President HARRY SCHUMACKER 12«i4 Wakeling St. Treasurer BENJ. S. THORP 5012 Penn St. INDUSTRIAL Dr. J. .Mendenhall, Ch'r Prof. T. Worcester W >rrell Thomas Creighton Guernsey A. Hallowell John T. Shaw G. Alvin Snook ( :. Fiank Lever Harry M. Hillegass William B. Gilmour Henry S. Borneman, Esq. James A. Adams Edna R. Worrell \Vni. Corson Frank Ma\ PUBLIC SAFETY William R. Horn John A. Quinn Thos. W. Schumacher BABY PARADE J. Harry Schumacker. ( 'hairinan John T. Shaw \Y. S. Diamond, Jr. J. Ellwood McKinley Joseph Candy W. Howard Holden PROGRAM Thos. Creighton, Chairman David Tuteur Judson J. Yerkes < ruernsey A. Hallowell Henry s. Borneman, Esq. R. L. Buzby MUSIC ( has. A. I )isne.\ C. Grant Lucas I. Ellwood McKinley Hon. James A. I )unn J. A. Allwein Gustav liecker Joseph Candy ENTERTAINMENT Edward Gallon B. E. Filing C. Grant Lucas Jos. B. Seaman, Edwin Ilullev DECORATING Judson J. Yerkes, Ch'rman Win. Craig POPULARITY CONTEST John A. Quinn, Chairman B. Davis Thomas G. Williams J. Ellwood McKinley George Haberbush Wm. Hepworth l>arrell W'iinsor Clifford K. Fowler John J. J. Clabby Francis P. M'Oitz I leorge W. Henry • reo. Tauraccio .1. Block I )a\ id Tuteur Chas. Booth Frank B. Baldwin H. F. Holme Chas. W. Bea\ er Judson J. Yerkes LIGHTING Chairman. I. Walter Fastburn Dl I >hn \' Harrj M. Hillegass Ellwood S. George Gray, Chairman Bernard Davis ('has. I. McGough I). R. Greenwood W. Howard Holden Jaiiu . S. McMaster, Jr. Thomas N. Murray George Roj le John Sidebotham Franklin Smedley John M. Williams Lawrence Woodhouse Eugene A. Burgin Fred P. Burkhart F. S. Putney Robert L. Sheppard John N. Williams FRATERNAL Jos. I'. Candy. Chairman Robert H. Ashmead I leorge E. Earnshaw Alberl J. Welsh Wm. J. Randall Frank Henry R. John Boyd Fdw. D. Boehmer .1. J. Steele Chas. H. Harvey John J. J. Olabbv John A. Quinn James L. Adams Dr. Thomas C. Ross C. ( rant Lucas Evan C. Patterson \)v. lobn Y. Allen John M. I. Ward PUBLICITY Bernard I lavis, Chairman Judson J. Yerkes Thomas G. Williams c. Warren Allen William B. Gilmour William E. Allen Chas. II. Button Howard George W. Hepworth James France John I. J. Clabbj T. s. Hodgins Allen 1 >avis LIBKArvY Of deo wm OOCUMtN^ FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA FRANKFORD TRANSIT An Old Problem Recurring in Progressive Phases Since the Days of Perm FRANKF< >RD had a vision of elevated rapid transit to and from the centre of the city almost thirty years ago, when a short section of elevated structure was erected on Front St. north of Arch. It remained there for a few months and then was taken down and removed to Pencoyd, where it is now doing duty as a trackway for a traveling crane. Still Frankford cherished hope, and if it be true that a patient waiter is no loser, the accumulated credits for hopeful wait- ing during three decades, compounding interest, ought to bring a hand- some reward in the form of up-to-the-minute transportation service when the trains finally run over the red skeleton on which the North- east now pins its hope. Transit problems are indigenous to the northeast. It was in that direction following the settlement of the old city that the Provincial Council ordered the first King's Highway built about Philadelphia. The first "kick" about delayed transit to the northeast appears to have come from William Penn himself, when in 1/(K), he wrote a sharp note to the members of the Council asking when they were going to build the bridge over the Pennypack and the Poquessing, so that he could come to town in comfort from his up-river home. As early as 1725 an enterprising Philadelphian apparently found it profitable to run "four-wheeled chairs" from the old Three Tuns on Chestnut Street above Second to Frankford. Four ticket- for a quarter now seem but a song compared with his transportation rate to Frankford of ten shillings for each passenger. For nearly a century and a quarter after that date the means of traveling to and from Frankford were limited to the slow -going coach, while the rates oi fare continued high and operated as a continuing check against the growth of that part of Philadelphia County. The infrequency of the service was the chief cause of dissatis- faction, as most of the lines discontinued service shortly after sundown and an indication of the limited extent of transit accommodations may be noted in an advertiseme.it in the middle of the past century announcing that a special night bus would leave the centre of the city, "on Saturday nights only." at twelve o'clock. Although one of the earliest settled regions outside of the city- proper, as late as 1840 the population of Frankford did not number twenty-eight hundred. At that tune three regular bus lines were in operation, one from Frankford, one from Holmesburg and another from Bustleton, twenty-five tents being charged for a ride from Frankford to Market Street, and fifty cents from either of the other two points. Now and then, however, a resident of Frankford desiring a quick journey townward could pick up a vacant scat on one of "the Hying machines," the speed; and light four-horsed carriages that traveled between Philadelphia and New York, or secure a seal on one of the mail coaches as it passed through the borough. FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA The "L" Program Some Features of the Big Celebration FRIDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 3rd— In the Hail of the Frankford Library, Lecture by Mr. George II. Pattison on the Pasl Historj of Frankford. SATURDAY, AT NOON, NOVEMBER 4th— Bells will ring and whistles blow to usher in the beginning- of the Celebration. SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 4th, at 2.30 O'Clock — Historic Pageant on the Avenue showing the develop- ment of Frankford Avenue within the Past Half Century. SATURDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 4th — Community Dance on < Kerington and other streets of the town, under the super- vision of Miss Walt/., superintendent of dancing. SUNDAY MORNING, \'< >VEMBER 5th- -Preaching in the churches on the Religious Development of Frankford. SUNDAY AFTERN< »< >N AT 3.30— Gathering of the Sunday Schools on the High School Plaza and singing of hymns and patri- otic songs. MONDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 6TH Street Dancing and display of industries in the store windows, and music by the hand- on the Avenue. TUESDAY, \T 7.30, NOVEMBER 7th (hand Baby Pa- rade on the Avenue. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 8th Parade of school children. WEDNESDAY NIGHT, \'< >VEMBER 8th Open. THURSDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 9th Industrial parade, by Manufacturers and Merchants. FRIDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 10 Big Fraternal Parade. SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER Urn Burning of the Mortgage at the Legion House on Paul Street, and Parade ol the Service Bi 13 S. SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER Htm Dedica tion d!" World War Service Boys.' Memorial on Community Field. -RANKFORD DIRECTION 01- A GREATER PHILADEL1 ESTABLISHED 1881 Smedley Bros. Co. LUMBER AND MILLWORK Complete Saw and Planing Mill Facilities, Stairwork, Bulks and All Kinds of Special Millwork _ Distributors of UPSON WALL BOARD UPSON FIBRE TILE UPSON PROCESSED A wood fibre board which looks and P\ Jj[\ t\ \j works like wood. The nearest perfect .THE UPSON COMPANY^ LOCKPOBT NY lining for walls and ceilings. ASBESTOS AND ASPHALT SHINGLES BISHOPRIC STUCCO BOARD For all kinds of Stucco Work RED CEDAR POSTS Frankford - - - Bridesburg Philadelphia, Penna. 8 FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA The Oldest Bank in the Northeast Established 1864 SECOND NATIONAL BANK OF PHILADELPHIA At Frankford CAPITAL AND SURPLUS - - $1,000,000.00 H DEPOSITS $8,000,000.00 5 RESOURCES - - $9,500,000.00 B S s Over a Half Century the history of this Bank has been a record of efficient service to the com- munity. Our success has been largely due to the generous sup- port of our patrons. WE SOLICIT YOUR ACCOUNT FRANKFORD- DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 1886 1922 G. FRANK LEVER REAL ESTATE INSURANCE FIDELITY BONDS 4304-4306 FRANKFORD AVENUE PHOENIX OF LONDON FIRE - ESTABLISHED 1782 PHOENIX INDEMNITY CO., NEW YORK If You Want Fresh Drugs, Pure Chemicals, Toilet Articles, Sick Room Requisites, Bath Room Supplies, or Choice Cigars, Go to JOHN T. SHAW Prescription Druggist MAIN AND FOULKROD STREETS FRANKFORD, PHILADELPHIA Prescriptions accurately and promptly compounded at all hours FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA LAFR'NCE OUR MILLS demonstrating the latest achievements in Jacquard Weaving will he open to visitors 1 " " ■■ " ■ " ' ciurin» L Celebration, and to all interested from educational point of view and at certain hours after the celebration. La France Textile Co. Frankford Ave., Unity and Paul Sts. Frankford, Philadelphia FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPH1 LI KEYSTONE PHONE. EAST 8493 BELL PHONE, FRANKFORD 0125 3Frankftirft Ctal anft ICtm? (Eo, JOHN J. SINN Sttilfora' fHatrrtals, Anthraritr mb Sttumtnoua (Uual 443II Jfeun §>tort QUALITY SERVICE Consistent Since 1898 FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA -\ I0L55 5M5jnr tttt to j / to l . 1 ? l i : ;, i -i: ^ ^n im : a i ImI i^ !■"•: :■"•: :-: '- : 'i "■: :-: v-i v>: :"•: i^i y- FURNITURE Of the Better Kind Courtesy and Service Reign Supreme Charge Accounts Solicited HUB FURNITURE CO. Three Stores in Philadelphia 4734 FRANKFORD AVE., FRANKFORD 22 and 24 W. CHELTEN AVE., GERMANTOWN and 2205 SOUTH STREET Established 1907 M. Huh & Sons, Prop's 1 t ft: ft: ft: fti W ft: ft: s&sisffiz ssaeaJB SS fti:fti ft: ft: ft: ft:fti ftrftift:ftTft:^ft^ft:ft:ft: 3 PRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 13 Established - 1909 CHARLES A. DISNEY & SON Artistic Marble and Qranite Memorials 5119 - 25 FRANKFORD AVENUE Philadelphia, Penna. QUALITY SERVICE Both Phones 1-i I-RAXKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA THE BUSINESS MEN'S and TAXPAYERS' ASSOCIATION of FRANKFORD A live, progressive band of citizens who work for the ^ood oi a com- munity. Meets third Tuesday ol each month at eight o'clock p. m. FRANKFORD LIBRARY HALL FRANKFORD AVE. at OVERINGTON ST. Organized April 28th, 1806. ANYTHINQ AND EVERyTHINQ TO BOOM FRANKFORD FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF V GREATER PHILADELPHIA Established - 1913 CHAS. H. J31TTOX DEPARTMENT STORE Frankford Avenue and Sellers Street FRANKFORD 16 FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Notary Public Insurance Established January, 1903 E. M. JEANNISSON Realty in All Its Branches « 4628 FRANKFORD AVENUE Frankford, Phila. Bell Phone, Frankford 0513 IS FRANKFORD -DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA The 92 Homes on the FRANKFORD "L" are the first in the series for the development of Northeast Frankford Real Estate Co. 4413-15 Frankford Avenue MORTGAGES BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION NOTARY PUBLIC INSURANCE REAL ESTATE IN ALL BRANCHES s?s^^ c ^^5^s^sz5^sz5^5zsz5zs3^^s^^sz5Z5^sz5^5^szs^5zs^szs^5^5^s^s^5^sz5z. , FRANKFORD DIRECTION OP A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 19 d C , — i <f) X UJ CO X 0) 3 cfi ■M z 03 00 T3 CO 0) -t-> CO C cC OQ < > G en a 3 Oh Jm "a C/3 and Griscoi rankford, P ,_H W«4 UJ >» ^ 0) _4 z 3 e < D cd en , 20 FRANKFORT — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Recent delays, discussions and disagreements over the rapid tran- sit proposals for the relief of that section had a counterpart shortly after that time in the quibbling and squabbling thai attended the first efforts to introduce "modern'' tramway traffic to that section in the years preceding the Civil War. Frankford Avenue, known as "Mam Street" within the confines of 'hat borough, then was under the con- trol of the Frankford and Bristol Turnpike Company, and the bridge- way across Frankford Creek was like a bottle-neck through which all traffic to that section had to pass unless the rider or driver made a detour of about a mile and a half to avoid toll charges. When the first transit proposal was advanced for rail service tin- promoters lo not only to connecting the city-proper with its northeastern borough hut projected a line running from Fifth and Cherry Streets to the Delaware Gap, the incorporating Act. adopted by the Legislature of 1854, authorizing the laying of a railway from the Cherry Street term- inal to Frankford, to Hatboro, Riegelsville and Easton. I'm before the Philadelphia and Delaware River Railroad Company began opera tion its charter rights were confined to the cit) and its corporate privi- leges acquired by the Frankford and Southwark Citizens' Passenger Railway Company. The latter company built and operated the first horse car line m the city, hut before it was started a vigorous remonstrance was filed against it and Richard Garsed, Coffin Colket, Jacob Peters and other principal stockholders in these early roads had to conduct an energetic canvass of residents along the right of way and iss U e a number of appeals for public support. One of the arguments advanced againsl the construction of the road was that it was being projected entirely in the interest of the manufacturers of Frankford and Southwark, who desired to connect those districts and the mills ol Kensington and Moyamensing by rail, so that an eas) and direct line of freight trans- port could he developed through the centre of the city. Any such in- tention was disclaimed promptly by the owners, whose pica- for public support read like phrases from recent transit arguments. The I'hila delphians and Frankfordites of that day were informed that the road was projected in the interests of workmen, artisans and craftsmen, that such a line meant "cheap rents, speedy transit and pure air." and that no less than "three-quarters of a million people" were concerned in the projected service. When the road was started, early in 1858, it was equipped with horse cars, hut the haul from Morris Street on the ?outh, to ( 'rthodox Street on the north by thai means proving too Ion- and time consum- ing, the method of operation was changed at the upper end of the road. In 1863 Frankford thus came into possession of the first "all- rail high-speed intra-urban" line in the city, independenl of the steam roads, when the upper part of the Frankford line, north of Cumber- land Street, was equipped and operated with "ilinuniv engines." Kates of fare, however, were high over these old roads, and when, in 1880, the fare from Frankford to Philadelphia was reduced from twelve to ten cents it was heralded as a notable victory in obtaining cheap transportation for the extreme northeast. n'nued on Pa FRANKEORD DIRECTION OS A. GREATER PHILADELPHIA 21 READ THIS NOW! and decide to read THE FRANKFORD DISPATCH Every Week ALL THE LOCAL NEWS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM 22 FRANKFORD- DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA r Kinkerter & Sheppard Co. HARDWARE HOUSEFURNISHINGS CHINA AND GLASSWARE LINOLEUM CUTLERY TOOLS SEEDS EVERGREENS BULBS POULTRY SUPPLIES Stoves Red Star Oil fi)CjE wialSfu^i Miller ( )i] Cooking Stove LJylJBifA^S^M' 1 ) Heating Stove RADIANTFIRE GAS HEATER To resl or -hop or buy our Store is at your service Celebration Week &rsd every other week on the calendar. Bright Corner Frankford, Pa. FRAN KEORD— DIRECTION <U ; A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 23 THE OLD FRANKFORD HIGH SCHOOL Established 1875 KIRST BROS. Slate, Tin and Tile Roofers 4815 FRANKFORD AVENUE Philadelphia Happy is the Man With a Qood Roof Over His Head ing I 'romtly Attended to Bell I 'hour 24 FRAN KFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA AN INSTITUTION that has fulfilled every promise made to the people of Frankford, THE FRANKFORD THEATRE You always get more real, clean amuse- ment here than elsewhere in Philadel- phia for less admission price. A Three-in-One Show changed Monday and Thursday. Get the Frankford Vaudeville and Picture Habit Direction of C. STAMPER PRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 25 BALDWIN DAIRIES Office and Plant Foulkrod and Duffield Streets Frankford, Phila. PASTEURIZED MILK and CREAM Special Milk for Infants and Invalids Drink BALDWIN'S CREAM BUTTERMILK For Better Health Your Inspection Invited 26 FRANKFORD — DIRECTION <>!•' A GREATER PHILADELPHIA We wish to thank the people of Greater Phila- delphia for the patronage given our Frankford Bakery. You know what Old Town Bread is. Our other products are just as good. Cinnamon Buns Coffee Cakes Doughnuts Crullers Pies and Pastry And the Best Reading Pretzels TRAINER BAKING CO. 4668 Frankford Avenue OTHER STORES 5514-16 Germantown Ave. 3525 Haverford Ave. 7157 Germantown Ave. 100 Market St. 8425 Germantown Ave. FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF V GREATER PHILADELPHIA >7 1889 1922 Thos. E. Boysen 4312 FRANKFORD AVE. PAINTING AND PAPERHANGING Lucas' Tinted Gloss readj mixed paint, stains, varnishes, enamels and brushes. Oils, glass, window shades and wall paper for sale. Pratt & Lamberts' 61 Floor Varnish, 38 preservative varnish and Vitralite the long life enamel. The present business was stalled by George H. Boysen, Sr., in 1889, a1 i^Ts Frankford Ave., in 1891 the busi- ness was moved to the present ad- dress 4312 Frankford Aveune, being successfully conducted by George H. Boysen, Sr., until his death which occurred in January, 1909. Thomas E. Boysen, son of George H. Boysen, Sr., succeeded his father in business and is still carrying on the business of :!;! years standing. Bell Phone, Frankford 2110 A. GOLDSTEIN Up-to-Date Clothier CLEANING PRESSING REPAIRING DYEING SCOURING 4813 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia "Say it with Flowers" HEMSTITCHING AND No more beautiful or PLEATING expressive testimonial of Buttons Covered fond recollection than W. G. COUNSIL flowers- both for the dead 4809 FRANKFORD AVE. and the living. Formerly 4353 and 4526 SEWING MACHINES-We HilPs Flower Shop Repair all Makes 4465 FRANKFORD AVE. Vacuum Sweepers and Electric Washers Bell Phone, Fkd. 770 Vocalain Records Phone Frankford 047 1 2£ FRANK-FORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Bread is the Staff of Life - Therefore Eat Qood Bread This business was founded in 1845 by Ernest Shopher. In 1851 it was sold to two young men, Mr. Thorn and HofT. Business was afterwards bought by Wm. Vedity and at his retiring to Henry- Becker, passing at his death to the present owner. GUSTAV BECKER 4310 Frankford Ave., Frankford, Phila. BAK1NQ CATERINQ We Invite Your Patronage I-K.W KEORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 29 REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS Real Estate in tdl its branches Cassidy Bros. REAR OF FRANKFORD LIBRARY FRANKFORD, PHILA. Smallest Margin of Profit Ever Attempted in the Shoe World Wonderful Shoes Exclusive Styles FOR MEN V DOYS STORES ETV-ERYWKERE 4611 FRANKFORD AVENUE NEW FALLSIllirrSAXI) \KCKWKA GLOVES, SWEATERS, KMT JACKETS UNDERWEAR THOS. J. MURRAY SHOPS FOR MEN A XI) WOMEN 4:n:M5 b^rankford avenue Let Munsin&wear Union Sun You , : ,() FRANKFORT)—- DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA S The Elevated will cut down the time to and from the city, but ^ [J you will save time and money by trading here. Thirty years con- 3 \j\ tinuous service proves it. G ft ft VICTROLAS KODAKS a ft ft GUNS AMMUNITION | GENERAL SPORTING GOODS HOWARD GEORGE 4359 Frankford Avenue Opposite Second National Bank Both Phones Open Mon., Friday and Sat. Evenings tg ft s Frankford Booster GEORGE M. HOLCOMB Real Estate and Insurance OXFORD AVE. below FOULKROD ST. FRANKFORD, PHILADELPHIA Bell Phone. Frankford 2378 I'R'ANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 31 Guernsey A. Hallowell Conveyancer and Real Estate Broker Notary Public 4510-14 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia BUILDING ASSOCIATION and INSTALLMENT MORTGAGES ESTABLISHED 1891 Our Business is Sixty-five Years Young ! ( >ur unique record stands as a bright lighl in Frankford's history. Starting in 1857 .it Unity St., the business prospered through the successive ownership of Mr. Gilliams and Mr. G. S. R. Wright. A firm foundation was built through application of our slogan "Quality plus real friendly service." In 1913 the store was purchased by Charles J. Seltzer, who has carried forward all policies and traditions that have done so much toward making the store popular. < >ver 500,000 prescriptions have been filled since 1857 in the Unity Street store. In 1920 the store at 4662 Frankford Avenue was established. Through the two stores we are supplying popular demand for over 9,000 distinct items of evevy-day use. THE SELTZER DRUG STORES 4662 FRANKFORD AVENUE 4 doors above Empire Theatre) 4401 FRANKFORD AVENUE (at Unity Streeti PHONE, FRANKFORD L406 REXALL STORES IRAN Ki-okD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING Courtesy o/ Mi This service, along with the semi-suburban train service fostered l/\ the Reading and the Pennsylvania railroads in tapping thai section hi the city, developed Frankford until its growth reached a point where electric transportation succeeded in uniting it to the city, at points, in an unbroken row oi buildings. At the time of the conver- sion of the horse car and dummy lines into electric roads the Frank- ford "I," project came to the front, along with proposals for similar high speed lines on other main thorough fares of the city. But outside of the minor start made at Front and Arch Streets nothing happened until Dr. S. S. Neff, about twelve years ago, proposed a new elevated road branching off from Broad and Lehigh Avenue. Then the Xcl'f proposals, along with the renewed interest in high speed transit caused by the building of the Market Street Elevated and Subway, started a new era of development in die northeastern transit field. The year I'd 5 witnessed the actual beginning of the present line, when it was believed three years would suffice to put it into operation. Planned then to om six millions oi dollars, running as tar as Rhawn Street, in 1 iolmeshnrg, it has now taken six years in carry to its presenl state, while the rising cost of railroad construction has raised its financial requirements to fourteen million- to furnish ;i road as far as Bridge Street Evening Bulletin, June 21, 1921. FRANKFORD- DIRECTIOJ' "l A t.kl-ATKK PHILADELPHIA 18H8 1922 "3W a £faut Sfomkfnri) aufi a Okratpr Nnrtbpaat" "THE FRANKFORD GAZETTE" Oldest Suburban Weekly in Northeast Philadelphia Fifty-fifth Year An ideal community newspaper welcomed in the homes be- cause it appeals to every member of the family. An interesting weekly feature is the word picture of our < )ld Nome Town as it was hack in the Eighties. Contained in the New- Events gleaned from back issues of "The Gazette. Mailed anywhere in the United States, postage free, for one dollar a year. For 38 years the present editor has been for the progressive uplift of Frankford, and tor 33 years we have advocated an Ele- vated Railroad thai would give better transit, and comfort to the people of this section. Therefore "The Gazette", along with thousands of others, takes special pride in this Great Event we now celebrate, because it means so much in the way of Real Rapid Transit and Greater Pro- gress and Prosperity for Frankford and the Greater Northeast. Always keep your light shininga little ahead of the next FRANKFORT - ) DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA ESTABLISHED 1S50 PAINTING I cannot imagine a live and energetic painter of to-day who has not been stimulated and encouraged by the campaign: "Save the Surf ace and you Stive All" A painter should feel proud oi his business and of the fact that he has helped the house owner to protect and beautify his property. A house that is well painted and painted with good taste is a lasting advertisement of a good citizen and a ^ood painter. Thomas Crei<j;hton SHOP RESIDENCE 4817 FRANKFORD AVE. 1327 FOULKROD ST. PRANKEORD DIRECTlOf OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 35 The History of the Dummy Car l'.\ Tii' i mas Creighton Read before the Historical Society of Frankford, January 28, 1 ' ' l-< • The question of rapid Transit between Frankford and Philadel phia has always been an important one. The stage roach ol 1830 was entirely too slow, and so in February, 1832, the Philadelphia and Tren ton Railroad was incorporated as a steam road, and for a shorl time cars thai were pulled by horses conveyed the good people ol Frankford to the city. Vgain in May, 1857, the Philadelphia and Delaware River Railroad was chartered, giving them a right to build the road from Philadelphia to Frankford, upon which cars drawn by horses could be used. These were all in the line of quick transit, and no doubt was a greal improvement over the stage coaches which were drawn by horses over hilly constructed roads that were almost impassable in bad w father. But at last relief was al iiai d. The clouds were rolling away and a rax of sunshine seemed to gild all Frankford, for real rapid transit was coming at last. The horse cars that had been in use from Janu- ary 8, 1858, to November 17, 1863, were laid away, and the horses, like those used in the stages, had to find other employment, for the dummies were coming to the relief of the inhabitants oi Frankford. True, there was ;i line of cars drawn by horses on Paul Street, l»ui nearly everybody patronized the dummies in order to make quicker time. It was a gala day in Frankford when the first dumni) arrived. It was called the Alpha. The engine and boiler were situated in the trout part of the car, and as the boiler was an upright one there was a nar- row seat for the engineer between them. Hack of him. looking into the car. was a tiny square window that answered tor ventilation in sum mer and was a means of communication with the conductor. I know that this scat hack of the window was a favorite one of mine, lor from there I could catch a glimpse (over the shoulder of the engineer) ol the road over which we were to traverse. It is said of this car that on one of her trips she collided with a shifting engine of the Reading Railroad, called "The Bee." The dummy car was not damaged, hut the engineer in his excitement re- versed his engine and hacked at full sped to the depot at Fourth and Berks Streets, where the car fell into the salt pit and was badly dam aged. There is no mention of what befell die passengers. At first there were only two cars. 1 have mentioned the Alpha. The other car was called the Sea (hill, and there was an oval picture painted on the outside of the car. In it there was a view oi the sea with a great wave, and skimming over that was a picture ol a sea gull 1 suppose an emblem of how this dummy would skim over the tracks from Frankford to Philadelphia. 1 well remember tin- car. for as all of the school children had a holiday to celebrate its arrival we were all taken in it for a ride, and when we reached Frankford Creek al the border of the town, were politel) told thai thai was the end ol the :.,-,/ on f>.l» w 36 1K.WKI tON OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA WM. F. LA REAU, Mgr. Bell Phone, Frankford 3241 Frankford Paint, Varnish and Glass Company A COMPLETE LINE OF WALL PAPER 4430 FRANKFORD AVENUE Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa. ESTABLISHED 1850 S I G NS YES, SIGNS For Many Years The Business of CORSON, the House and Sign Painter, was established and carried on by Wm. A. Corson; afterwards taking into partnership his son, Joseph W. In 1882 Joseph W. took entire control of the business. In 1901 his brother, Wm T. Corson, succeeded him and is now located at 4339 Frankford Avenue FRAN KFC-KD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 37 p Why is it McCall c?in sell sweaters, mufflers, shirts in fact, all kinds of MEN'S FUR- NISHINGS cheaper than the larsje stores? S ANSWER mall store mall rent mall overhead mall profit 4817 FRANKFORD AVE. Ln jBell Phone, Fkd. 443 Established May II. 19121 Our Business Making Clothing W. E. ALLEN r2 TAILOR 4616 Frankford Ave. Frankford, Pa. Dyeing, Scouring, Pressing and Repairing Established 10 12 ELMER H. SWALLOW Richard G. Hadly ck Son Plumbing — Heating Watchmakers and Jewelers 4831 Darrah St. Bell Phone 0758-J Fine Watch and Jewelry Repairing Masonic Marks a Specialty Hme waits for no man. therefore treasure time Always at Your Se 48 1 2 Frankford Avenue 3b FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 1898 1922 JOHN A. QUINN Plumbing and Heating 4324 Paul Street Frankford FRANKFORD DIRECTION "I A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 39 THE HISTORY OF THE DUMMY CAR - Continued trip and we could walk home again. As the business of the road increased other cars were added until there were six, and they were known bj their numbers. The Alpha and Sea Gull were Nos. land 1. The numbers were increased as additional ears were placed on the n tad. For thirty years, from 1863 to 1893, these cars conveyed the people ot Frankford from their homes to the city, and I suppose even one ot middle age has a vivid recollection of them. I well remember that not many years ago, while in New York, I met a gentleman who inquired where 1 lived. I told him in Frankford, and then he laughed and said: "1 well remember your dummies. I rode out there once from the city. There were two long seats, one on each side, and as wc traveled Kensington Avenue with a great noise and jolting, I was amused to watch the people trying to keep their seats and their balance. 1 want to say that I have traveled all around the world, hut never experienced anything like your dummies." !n 1893, when the trolley was first introduced, there were eight dummies. In order to accommodate more people the old horse cars were used in the rear of the dummies as trailers, and the roof was utilized also. A spiral stairway made of light iron was hooked on the rear end of the car as a means of access. This ladder was patented by Thomas Carter, of Frankford. The model is now in the possession of this Society. For the comfort ol those riding on the top of the trailer an awning was placed over the seats. These seats were always occupied in fair weather, as they afforded the passenger a splendid view of the country on the way to the city. When the cars reached the covered bridge at Frankford Creek there was a rush and a roar, a rattling of planks, and there was very little room between the awning frame and the roof of the bridge. These trailers were not heated in winter, hut to keep the feet warm the bottoms of the cars were tilled with salt hay. It is needless to say that this soon became a disagreeable mass after a rain or snow storm. The dummies had a seating capacity ot thirty-two people, the trailers thirty-two also, while the top would accommodate twenty. It is needless to say that the art of crowding a car was done as success- fully then as now. and Mr. Thomas Kim told me that on one .Me- morial Day he carried 2384 passengers. The question has keen asked, why were these cars called dummies: and it might he answered as follows: These cars have been called dummies from the desire of the inventor to make them look like a horse car. and yet to he propelled hy -team power. A car that would run without noise or smoke. Some of the dummies w :re considered taster than others. It is said that No. 9 was capable of making the quickest run to the city. ( )n one of these occasions the conductor of \o. 9, Joseph Ritman, was desirous of taking the Reading train for New York that left at 12 o'clock, midnight, to see Bud Howe compete in a walking match in New York City. Mr. Frank Golden, who was engineer of the car. left Frankford ai 11.30 and arrived at the depot, Kensington Avenue and Cumberland Street, in eleven minutes. Continued on page 4i 40 FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA KtBOlvtb tltat UNITY BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION of Frankford, run by the people of Frankford, shall stand for the Progress of Frankford. Subscriptions for Single and Double Shares received by Officers. No entrance fee charged. Officers PRESIDENT RONALD B. DUNCAN Supt. U. G. I. Co., 1226 Wakeling St, Frankford VICE-PRESIDENT MISS ELIZABETH M. H. KEYES Office Manager, Foerderer Company, Bridesburg, Phila. SECRETARY CLIFFORD P. ALLEN, 3rd Allen .v Barnes, Real Estate, 2515 Germantown Ave.. Phila. SOLICITOR JollN H. GOSSLINC Atty.-at-Law, Stephen Girard Bldg.. and 4320 Frankford Ave.. Phila. TREASURER FRANK ADSHEAD Cashier, Second National Rank of Phila., at Frankford, 927 Herbert St., Frankford. Conveyancers EDWIN STEARNE Real Estate, 4320 Frankford Ave., Frankford EUGENE M. JEANNISSON Real Estate, 4628 Frankford Ave., Frankford RALPH R. STEARLEY Real Estate, 1618 Frankford Ave.. Frankford HERBERT HARGRAVE Real Estate, 6039 Torresdale Ave. Wissinoming Directors FREDERICK J. WILKES President Frankford Machine Co.. Inc. 1099 Frankford Ave., Frankford ALFRED P. GRAY, M. D. 4923 Penn St., Frankford WILLIAM F. SPILKA Construction Engineer, Sears-Roebuck Co., Roosevelt Blvd., Frankford MISS ADELAIDE W. PETERS Chief Clerk, Bond Dept., Second National Bank, 1628 Howarlli St., Fkd. BERNARD DAVIS La Prance Textile Company, 1419-27 Frankford Ave., Frankford UEORGE ALLAN WILLIAMS Williams Brothers, Printers, Engravers Kinsey and Josephine Sts. JEREMIAH KEYS Presidenl Alva Mills Co., Kinsey and Hedge Sts., Frankford i EORGE GRAY Frankford Bleacheries 1330 Factors St., Frankford EDWARD T. BENDER Builder, 601 I Torresdale Ave. Wissinoming GEORGE S. WARDLE Contractor, 1689 Harrison St.. Frankford C.HORCK R. OSliORNE Builder. 5014 Saul St., Frankford joseph p. McCartney Amusement Enterprises, 1600 Pilling St., Frankford I »»s hi -H B. SEAMAN Districi Manager, Phila. Electric Co., Frankford Ave. and Orthodox St., Frankford ERNEST HARGRAVE Interior Decorating, 3200 Comlj St., Wissinoming GEORGE W. MacINTYRK .Manager !•' rank ford Branch Metropol- itan Lite Insurance Co., Postoffice Building, Frankford THOMAS C. WILLIAMS w> in, The U. <;. i. Co., I iit-lm Frankford Ave.. Frankford FRANKFORD DIRECTION Hi- A GREATEB PHILADELPHIA II History of the Hardware Firm of N. M. Holden & Brother The original business was established by Samuel Huckel in the year of 1850, situated on the west side of Frankford Road, which is now 432') Frankford Avenue. Samuel Huckel sold this hardware business out to John Holden, the present owner's father, in the year of 1858. The stock at that time was comprised of about $500.00 worth of merchandise. In the year 1861 John Holden purchased the property now 4325-27 Frankford Avenue from Edward C. Knight, and in the year 1862 moved into the building now occupied by the firm of X. M. Holden & Brother. The original floor space was at that time 24 feet \ 30 feet, but since that date there has been several additions to the building and at the present time the business occu- pies three floors 35 feet x 120 feet each. This is the oldest hardware store in Frankford. En- gaged in business since the year of 1850. Building Hardware, Cutlery, Tools, Etc. MILL SUPPLIES 4325-27 Frankford Avenue FRANKFORD FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADEI, 1891 1922 James F. Curran GROCER To our many Friends and Patrons: We take this opportunity of thanking you for our success. Our efforts without your assistance would all have gone for naught. With our thirty-one years in the Grocery Business and ten years as a prelude, we hold the palm for the longest and most successful career in the Grocery Business in the town. We not only say to our friends and patrons, "We thank you", hut "God Bless ^ on". 1500-02 Church Street 1628 Bridge Street FRANKFORD, PHILA. Frankford L Celebration PROGRAM FRIDAY, NOV. 3rd, 2.30 P. M. Announcement by Mr. Henry S. Borneman through radio of Girnbel Bros, to all the Country of the Opening of the Frankford L. FRIDAY EVENING, NOV. 3rd Lecture in the Free Library by Mr. George H. Pattison on Old Frankford. SATURDAY, NOV. 4th Noon— Blowing of whistles, ringing of bells. At 2.15 starting of Parade on the Avenue from Worrell Street to Bridge, returning by the way of Penn St. to Orthodox, showing by groups of figures the development of a great highway. Mayor Moore and Directors will formally open tfie ceremonies and view parade from stand in front of residence of Dr. John V. Allen. • At 3.30— Bridge St. and Bustleton Ave. The ceremony of the trans- fer of the Elevated Road from the City, represented bv Mayoi Moore to the Traction Co., represented by Mr. Thomas P. Mitten, will take place. The Formal Opening of the road will be made by Mayor Moore, who by pressing a button will turn on the power to start the running of all trains. Evening — Dancing in costume on Harrison St.. side of High School No masks allowed. SUNDAY, NOV. 5th Preaching in the Churches on the Religious Growth of Frankford. Afternoon, 3.30— Singing on the Campus of High School. MONDAY, NOV. 6th Bands on the streets. Display in windows. TUESDAY, NOV. 7th Evening at 7 — Baby Parade on the Avenue. Over 300 entries Many prizes. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8th Afternoon at 2 o'clock— Parade of School Children on the Avenue Dancing and drills at Brown's Field. THURSDAY, NOV. 9th Industrial Parade by Manufacturers and Merchants. Mills thrown open to visitors during the day. FRIDAY, NOV. 10th Evening at 8— Fraternal Parade. Mr. Pattison's Lecture in Free Library. SATURDAY, NOV. 11th Morning— Burning of the mortgage of the Legion House. Afternoon — Dedication of Memorial on Community Field. MONDAY, NOV. 13th Mr. Pattison's Lecture at 8 o'clock in the Free Library. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15th Frankford Theatre. Crowning of the most Popular Lady in Frank- ford. A stupendous affair. Monday Evening is reserved in case it should rain on Saturday Afternoon Wednesday Evening is reserved in case of rain for Baby Parade The Frankford Camera Club will have an exhibition of Photographs in main room of Free Library. Visitors will be taken on the afternoon of such days as there are no parades to the Sears-Roebuck Company's plant on the Boulevard. The rooms of The Frankford Historical Society, 1507 Orthodox St. will be open to visitors from 2 to 5 on the afternoons of the days in which there are no parades. A splendid exhibition of Rugs will be shown in Second National Bank FRANKFOJRD DIRE< flON "I A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 43 THE HISTORY OF THE DUMMY CAR - Continued - About the year 1872 nearly all of the horses in Philadelphia had the disease called the epizooty. This seriously crippled the horse car lines and experiments were made of running the dummies to Jackson Street. One car made the round trip, going down Fifth Streel to Jackson Street and returning by the way of Sixth Street. This little outing of one of the dummies created quite an excitemenl in the centre of the city and the streets were lined with people. The experiment was not a success, however, and as horses were brought to the city from the wesl the running of the horse cars was resumed. Sad was the ending of the useful dummy ears which had so faith- fully performed their work so man) years. After the entrance of die new mode ol trolley transit in 1893 the cars were sold. The first one to leave, No. 8, was boughl b) the Bangor and Portland Railroad, running from Bangor to Portland at the entrance to the Water Gap, and some ten years ago the writer had the privilege of riding in it between the two town-. It seemed like a little hit of old time- a- 1 rode in the car through the hilly country of die Gap. Another, No. ( >, was sent to Barnegat, where il conveyed passengers along shore for several years. The remaining cars were sent to the ear barn at Llan- erch to run on the West Chester Pike between Sixty third Street, at Market, and Newtown Square, a distance of twelve miles. They were used by the company for a special purpose, as by their charter at that time they could not use trolley privileges on this road, bul were com- •i page 48 OFFIC1 HOURS 9 to 5 BELL PHONE. FRANKFORD 1429 Monday, rhursday, Friday Evenings Maude B, Crans DOCTOR OF CHIROPODY 4660 Frankford Avenue, Frankford, Phila. George Schweizer BAKER 1743 ORTHODOX STREET Fresh Bread, Rolls and Buns daily after 3 p. m. Sundays after 4 p. m. Birthday and Wedding Cakes a Specialty 44 FRAXKFORD — DIRECTION Of A GREATER PHILADELPHIA SAMUEL D. KNORR Wholesale and Retail Paints Glass Painters' Supplies Agents for LOWE BROTHERS HIGH STANDARD PAINTS AND VARNISHES The Quality Lasts Long after the price is forgotten 1817 Orthodox Street Bell Phone FRANKFORD 1290 Keystone, EAST 8670 VNKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 45 INCORPORATED - 1843 The Frankford Mutual Fire Insurance Company °2> INSURANCE BUILDING £ 4510-14 FRANKFORD AVENUE FRANKFORD, PHILADELPHIA Cs^s^5zs^s^s^s^s^s^S£^s^5^s^s^sHs^s^s^5^5^szs"^is^s^5^5^SHSHS^s^s^s^sHS^J^s^ 46 FRANKFORD- DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA ■SESH5HSaF2SZ5ZSESHSESHSBSZ5HSE5H5SSESHSHSHSHSH5asa5La Historical Data Kj 1682 Colonel William Markham bought for Penn the first piece S of land purchased in Pennsylvania. [n 1919 Captain John K. Markham. l\ S. V. bought for the War S Department the Camp Travis, Texas, reservation. ]h 1922 — John E. Markham. Real Estate Broker, sold land for Frank- ford's largest dwelling operation at Bridge and Duffield Sts. Reliable Real Estate Service MARKHAM j 1567 PRATT STREET, FRANKFORD 1 At Frankford Avenue Ej Frankford Motor Vehicles, Inc. DURANT AND STAR 5107-09 Frankford Avenue FRANKFORD DIRECTION OV \ GR1 VTEE PTIILADF.l PHIA H Keystone, East 8915 Bell, Franktord 2281 HERBERT G." STAGG, President Estabiisfied 1895 ittrQiamUauit $tatummi (£u., 3nr. Manufacturing STATIONERS, PRINTERS, ENGRAVERS BLANK BOOK MAKERS V 4426 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia The Only Large Uptown Stationer Prompt Auto Delivery Service T s FRA.VKFORD- -DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA THE HISTORY OF THE DUMMY CAR - Continued polled to use steam power. The dummy cars were not successful there. They could not ascend the steep hills, and one night at a fire which destroyed the car barn, they were all burned except one; thai was fitted up a- a freight car and carried milk to the city for many years. No history of the dummies would he complete unless mention is made of the famous curve at the entrance to the town. Mere, aftei leaving Kensington Avenue, a graceful curve is made, and on a grade of 167 feet to the mile man_\- a car has met its defeat. How it would puff and blow, stop, and then go on, and finally stop altogether, go hack again, try it all over, and perhaps some of the athletic passengers would gel out and help push. It required 125 pounds of steam to make the ascent with a trailer, and 60 pounds without one: and if an engi- neer did not have that amount of steam at Buckius Street, he would >top at Adams Street and blow up his tire. Near Adams Street was the switch, and here the trailers were left or taken on as the load warranted. Great difficulty was experienced in running these cars during the winter months. During the blizzard in the winter of 1866 the road was tied up for several days. It is related that the four-horse sleigh, belonging to Mr. Xester, of Fox Chase, who ran the stage line, arrived in Frankford one morning while the employes were waiting at the depot. They all left the depot, took a day off and a sleigh ride to fox Chase and return. In March, 1888, the road was blocked by deep drifts from Sunday night until the following Thursday. Many stories are related of the dummies. One of the best is as follows: A new hostler, employed at the depot, was instructed to till the boiler with water. Xot knowing the right valve he put the hose down the smoke stack, and as the water would naturally run out of the grate at the hoi torn he became alarmed and informed the boss that the "bottom had fell out of the boiler." Another story is as follows: A stranger in Frankford, alter wait- ing on a street corner for ;i long time to take the car to the city, became impatient and stopping a passer-by inquired in angry tones: "How often does these tool car- run?" The average time from Frankford to Fourth and Berks Streets was thirty minutes: to the new depot at Kensington Avenue and Cum- berland Street, twenty minutes. The last car from the city would arrive in frankford at 12.55 at night, and the first car would leave in the morning at ?.Hl During the rush hours they would run from fifteen to twenty minutes apart. In the middle of the day every thirty minutes. The time from frank ford to Market Street was about fifty- eight minutes. Conductors were paid $2.50 per day of from twelve to fourteen hours. Engineers were paid by the month aboul ^7^ each. They also received a bonus of Sod a year, paid quarterly if their engines were kept in first-class condition and had no accidents to occur. Men who worked on Sunday received $3.50 per daw In 1S7J the following persons had charge of the six dummies then running: No. 1. Engineer Thomas Golden; Conductor. Elwood Cox; No. 2., Engineer Thomas ECim; Conductor Daniel McCool; No. 3, c Continued on pagi • i FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 49 Strong Reliable Sound FRANKFORD TRUST CO. 4344 FRANKFORD AVE., PHILA. CAPITAL, $250,000.00 TRUST FUNDS, $3,700,000.00 SURPLUS and UNDIVIDED PROFITS, $650,000.00 Deposits $5,700,000.00 DIRECTORS EMMETT O'NEILL J. W. R. HARDING JOHN B. HARTMANN A. H. GILMOUR WILLIAM H. SMEDLEY F. L. DEGENER, Jr. ALLAN J. GILMOUR NEWTON M. HOLDEN CHAS. C. DAVIS JOHN H. GLOVER T. COMLY HUNTER Interest Paid on Deposits We Insure Titles OFFICERS EMMETT O'NEILL, President CHAS. R. CORNELL, Secretary JOHN B. HARTMANN, Vice-Pres. and Trust Officer CHAS. B. COLEBAUGH, Treas. and Asst. Trust Officer ELMER S. CARLL, Title Officer WM. WICK, Asst. Treas. What Its Name Implies A Trust Company should be exactly what its name implies, a TRUST Com- pany. As such, it is better fitted to Administer Trusts than the private in- dividual. This Company is equipped for ACTIVE— EFFICIENT— SERVICE — Try it. WILLS WRITTEN AND SAFELY KEPT, WITHOUT CHARGE where this Company is named as Executor, Trustee, etc. FRANKFORD TRUST CO. Open Banking Hours Every Day and on FRIDAY EVENINGS, 6 to 9 o'clock 50 FRANKFORD DIRECTION iiF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Established I'M I Miss Clara Weidenmuller MILLINER 4852 Frankford Avenue Frankford, Phila. Real Estate Broker Notary Public Conveyancer Insurance "Our Business Is lo Boost the Northeast" HERMAN T. GRUNINGER 2312-14 Orthodox Street Bell Phone, Fkd. 1228 FRANKFORD, PHILA. FRANKEORD DIRECTION Of A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 51 M. LOTMAN & SON Established I HH7 Lotman's Variety Store DRY GOODS NOVELTIES HOUSEFURNISHINGS A Full Line of TOYS The Store of UnEqUaLeD VaLuEs 4433 FRANKFORD AVENUE THE HISTORY OF THE DUMMY CAR - Continued Engineer Howard Adams; Conductor George Gibson; No. 4, Engineer I.cwi> Miller, Conductor Joseph Shoch; No. 5, Engineer John fohns- ton; Conductor Archie Hoff; No. 6, Engineer Edward Swope, Con- ductor William Swope. Some account should be made of the roadbed of that time. At first the rails used were of cast iron, each one only eight feet long. These would be spiked on long stringers. In summer time these rails would expand and spring up, then the engineer would stop and take the spikes and the sledge hammer, which he carried with him, and repair the track. There was the same trouble with deep water during rains at the railroad crossing at Harrowgate then as there i- now, and the cars would have to stop until the water had subsided. Sometimes the tracks would he covered to a depth of three feet. The tracks were watched by a man employed for that purpose, who devoted his whole life to the watchful care of other-, and it is -aid he was expected to walk every day from Frankford to the depot, Fourth and Berks Streets, hut that he was allowed to ride hack. FRANKFORD- DIRECTION iH ; A GREATER PHILADELPHIA I 1 1 Modernize by Electrifying JAMHS A. CUMMINGS & CO. Frankford, Philadelphia E.st abli shed il)oj The quality of an installation will long be remembered after the price is forgotten. ^sm^- , ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS AND I CONTRACTORS I R&5BS5 mi^iizzmmM ■i.&tittfcttfc^^^v^tefcmmififfitv PRANKEORD MiviM flON "l A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Benjamin F. Getz 4842 Frankiord Avenue FINE SHOES In the Fall of I 9 I 5 when this store was first opened the trading district of Frankford did not ex- tend much above Margaret Street. We believed that with the com- pletion of the "L" Frankford would expand rapidly and that Harrison Street would be a busi- ness centre. This belief has been well borne out. When we made our first display of Fine Shoes, some said that the people of Frankford would never buy shoes of such high character. But we believed that the people of Frankford wanted the highest grade of Shoes. This, too, has been borne out. It is our firm conviction that Shoes should be comfortable as well as good looking and durable. To this end we make a specialty of fitting, giving personal atten- tion to each customer. Because of increased business we have twice increased the size of our store, until now we are in a position to offer personal service to a larger number. Our Shoes are of the finest quality obtainable, and priced within reason. You can make no mistake if you "Always Choose Qetz Shoes'' (ZZe'^Aa/un/i 4656 Frankford Avenue Established 1905 When this business was estab- lished on September lb, 1905. Frankford was a town apart from Philadelphia. In these I 7 years it has grown rapidly until now it is looked upon as the direction in which a Greater Philadelphia will rise. The business established here in 1905 has grown along with the community. Today Ale and Graham are the largest distribu- tors of Arrow Collars in Greater Northeast Philadelphia, and sole distributors of Belber Traveling Goods. Many important changes have taken place in Men's Furnishings since we first began retailing them. The comfort of the wearer is given more considera- tion than ever before, while quality and good appearance are never lost sight of. It has been our pleasure during these past I 7 years to serve many of the best men of North- east Philadelphia. Numbered among our customers you will find the leading men of this com- munity, the men who are help- ing most to make Frankford what it is destined to become. By catering to the comfort, con- venience and satisfaction of the many men who will come to our midst with the increased popula- tion we hope to merit the patron- age of an ever-increasing num- ber. MEN'S FURNISHINGS LADIES' HANDBAGS LADIES' UMBRELLAS EVERSHARP PENCILS LEATHER GOODS 54 FRANKFORT) — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA A STAGE COACH OF 1845 This line of Coaches ran from Frankford to Philadelphia. Starting from Mrs. Rice's Hotel, Frankford Avenue and Ruan Street, every morn- ing, arriving in Philadelphia at the Sign of the Camel, Third and Vine Streets, and returning same day Transportation By Guernsey A. Hallowell The principal means of travel at the time of the settlement by the Swedes was by boats. The country was not cleared and the roads were in had condition for many years. Wagons were very seldom used for some time after the arrival of the English on account of the stumps in the roads, and travel was principally niton horseback. As the country began to be more thickly settled, a better means of travel was established, and stage-coaches came into use. The first stage-coach of which we have an authentic record was in November, 1756, when "a new stage left John Butler's sign of 'The Death of the Fox,' in Strawberry Alley, Philadelphia, for Ww York." The trip was made one way in three days once each week. Previous to this, in 1733-34 there was a stage line to Nev\ York by way of Burlington and Amboy. Passengers from Philadelphia took the boat to Burlington and then proceeded by stage to New York. In 1765, John Barnhill was proprietor of a line of stages known as the "Flying Machine," which was advertised to make the trip to New York in two days during the summer. In 1773, John Bessonet & Co. established a line of stages from Philadelphia to New York, making the trip in two days. Si ion after opening the bridge over the Delaware River at Tren- ton, on February 1, 1806, four new lines of stages were started from Philadelphia to New York, which proceeded the entire distance with- out change. These lines, which ran daily (except Sunday), passing through Frankford, were the "Diligence," at X A. M . ; the "Industry," :ii 9 \. M.; the "Mail Pilot," at 10 A. M.. and die "•.Mail" at noon. The last carried only six passenger-. In 1810 the "Expedition" line of stages made die trip to New \ ork m one day. commued on . FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Established 1882 P. BOWES & SON PAINTERS and PAPER HANGERS 1528 CHURCH ST., FRANKFORD Phone Frankford I 499-J GOOD ICE is not a luxury — but a necessity JOSEPH A. CARROLL COLUMBIA ICE COMPANY 1521 Womrath Street, Frankford, Phila. LSZSHSSSR5E5E5HSHSiSZ51i5ZSHSHSHii't5HSHSZSZSHSZSaFE5Z5H3ESE5H5a5ZSHSE GEORGE E. HAINES Manufacturer of WEB BELTS Bathing Belts a Specialty 1645 Pratt Street, Frankford, Phila. Phone Frankford 3087 \\ '^ZnSZSaSZ5Z5aSZ5ZSZ5Z5aSZSZSc^^5Z5E5c^ZSZSZSZ?E5a5ZSaSZ5Z5ZSZ5Z5"£ Business founded in 1863 i>v \l fohn Cocker, Si PAINTING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES George Washington Cocker 1517 Arrott Street FRANKFORD. PHILA. IV <7? <7? T? T? T? T? <T? T? S? T? T? T? <7? S? S? T? TP <T? T? =7? <7? T? T? T? <7? T? TR T?. I 7?-5?-5?_Tri<7 56 FRAN KK)Ri>- DIRECTION 01- A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Compliments of RUSH BROS. Contractors and Builders Founded 1 890 by Thomas Rush We give our best efforts to build a Greater Frankford 1006 HARRISON STREET FRANKFORD PRANKEORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Best wishes to those who have been responsible for my continued success. George A. Sinn Bridesburg, Pa. 58 FkAXKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA J. A. ALLWEIN Established 1904 Located at CHURCH STREET "L" STATION Our Low Cost of Doing a Cash Business Enables Us to Give You Better Value Frankford's Only Store Carrying an All-Inclusive Line of the Famous Bear Brand Yarns Bucilla Products Glossilla Rope Visit Our ART NEEDLEWORK DEPARTMENT Finished Models on Display Free Instruction If Desired HOSIERY- UNDERWEAR— INFANTS' WEAR Use Our Popular ANEITA BRAND HOSE for dependable service. Quality and style to suit FOR MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN Satisfied customers are our best asset Can we count on you as one? Watch Our Windows for "DAISY-DAY SALES" 4284 and 4286 FRANKFORD AVENUE ERANKEORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA ' 59 AN OLD HORSE CARI Aftam (!I. $tmuirr ImVrtakm* 4346 Frankford Avenue Frankford, Phila PHONE, FRANKFORD 0213 60 FRAN KEORD— DIRECTION Of A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Progress for Frankford s George Royle & Co. gladly add their humble voice to the general shout of joy at the opening of the Frankford L - an event which will result in not only speedier trans- portation but in increased pros- perity for every manufacturer, every retailer, every individual in our progressive community. % GEO. ROYLE & CO. MANUFACTURERS FRANKFORD, PHILA. FRANKEORD DIRECTION OV A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 45 ^ c i is m I r.i nkford THOMAS J. EAGAN REAL ESTATE STEAMSHIP PASSENGER AGENT Notary Public Insurance Estates Managed and Settled Mortgages- Rents and Interest Collected Agent for .American Line, Anchor Line, Cunard Line, Leyland Line. Panama Pacific Line, Red Star Line, White Star Line 4281 FRANKFORD AVENUE Bell Phone, Fkd. (Ho 7 ROTH-BUICK CO. 4661 PAUL STREET Frankford I I 48 62 [•' RANK FORD- DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA John T. Schofield EST VBLISHED 1904 In ye olden days the people of Frankford journeyed 7 miles to Philadelphia in poorly equipped and slow moving transit facilities to get a pair of spectacles. Nowadays you can have your eyes properly cared for by Eye Specialists and your prescriptions promptly and accurately filled right here at your own door. Because we are Manufacturing Opticians we car, fill any prescription in the shortest space oi time. Saving you mone) as well as valuable time. Your prescription is Kepi on rile here, enabling us to give you record replacement service in case oi acci- dental breakage. With 18 years oi practical experience behind us we are in a splendid position to render you expert service. 4915 Frankford Avenue Grind in q of Lenses and all Repair Work Pour at This Addre I'KAN KI'OKD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 00 •: i Diamonds Jewelry Watches "GIFTS THAT LAST" X/fAY we serve you whenever you desire artistic jewelry, reflecting elegance and good taste. We also offer a varied and extensive selection of silverware, beautiful in design and moderate in price. S. J. LYONS 3f?tupl?r 4612 Frankford Avenue 2258 N. Front Street 2846 Kensington Avenue OPEN MONDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS Phone Frankford 2076 QUALITY LAUNDRY Family Wash FOULKROD AND DUFFIELD STREETS 64 PRANKEORD — DIRECTION OK A GREATER PHILADELPHIA TRANSPORTATION - Continued In 1830 three coaches often ran at one time through Frankford to New York, carrying both mail and passengers. The arrival of the coaches from New York was then an event of daily interest. As earl) as 1830, and for many years subsequent, the great lottery companies <<\ New York maintained a daily express between that city and Philadelphia. The express consisted of men on horseback who changed every ten miles. A blast of a horn was a signal for the hostlers at the inns upon the route to have another horse in readiness. All stages ceased running to New York in 1836 because of the opening of the Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad. This railroad was incorporated February 23, 1832. The road was completed from Kens- ington to Morrisville, November 1. 1834. Cars drawn bv horses ran from Frankford to Third and Willow Street-, on this road, for several years. In 1840 three lines ol stages were running between Frankford and Philadelphia, including one from Holmesburg, and one from Bustle- ton, owned by David Maguire. The fare between Philadelphia and Frankford was twenty-five cents. The coaches for Frankford left Nail's Hotel on Second Street below Arch. ( >ne of the earliest lines of stages between Frankford and Phila- delphia was conducted by John Haines, and ran from the Seven Stars I [< itel in Frankford. In 1845 Thomas Rorer was proprietor of a stage line which ran from the Eagle Hotel, now numbers 1-42 and 4244 Frankford Avenue. Later, Mr. Rorer purchased the property on the southeast side of Frankford Avenue, northeast of Unity Street, and transferred his he,:' [quarters there. About this time Allen Pickup conducted a stage line to Phila- delphia, which ran from the Eagle Hotel, lie sold the business to Clayton Conner. After November 27, 1845, William II. Shallcross & Co. ran a stage from the Jolly Tost Motel, now 4612-14 Frankford Avenue, at 5 I'. M. in the evening, for the city. Returning, it left the Sign of the Camel, on Second Street between Race and Vine Streets, starting in lime to reach Frankford by midnight. Besides the Stages mentioned, stage lines to the city were con- ducted by Messrs. Gallagher, Fries, Van Brunt, and [ohn O'Brien. Lines of stages have also been run from time to time between Frankford and Fox Chase, and Frankford and Bustleton. In 1855 agitation was started for the establishment of a better means of transportation to the city. In December of that year a meeting of business men was held in Frankford to consider the organization of a horse car line, and as a result, in May. 1857, the Legislature granted a charter to the Philadelphia and Delaware River Railroad Company for a line between Southwark and Farnkford. The first car ran January 8, L858, and the line was opened to the public in the city January 20, 1858. The first car ran to Frankford March 15. 1858, There was much Opposition to the horse car line at first by the i. 'ontinued on page PRANKFORD — DIRECTION Of" A CRF.ATF.K PHILADELPHIA 65 ALBERT H. ENTWISTLE Pharmacy Autumn. 1922 Fellow -residents : This commemorates an epoch in the annals ol our town. We have been patient and now we may enjoy the materializa tion of <»ur cherished dream. Frankford has made rapid strides in recent years — but to use the opportunity for greater growth. Here as everywhere the Pharmacy, an individual unit, lias played its part. We have endeavored to offer the besl service and the best merchandise. PURITY, QU \1.ITY WD EFFICIENCY have been OUR STANDARDS. Your patron- age has shown your appreciation oi these. We shall continue to meet your demands with the purest ingredients, of the besl quality in the most efficient manner. We invite your patronage of the many thousand articles included in our stock. For greater Pharmaceutical Service, we remain, Sincerely \ ours, ALBERT II. ENTYN ISTI.K Harrison St. and Frankford Ave. Frankford - Phila., Pa. 66 PRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Zanzinger HATS Styled for Young Men HEADQUARTERS FOR STETSON HATS SCHOBLE HATS 7§§}fRANKF0RD AVE. ;hats of quality *Frankford Theatre Block ESTABLISHED 1909 When You Build BUILD RIGHT For Stability, Quality and Workmanship GEORGE RIMER 4842 Hawthorne St. Phone FRANKFORD FRANKFORD— DIRECTION OF a CREATF.K PHILADELPHIA 67 AN OLD DUMMY CAR WITH TRAILER TRANSPORTATION - Continued omnibus owners. They were finally compelled to withdraw the stages. The first cars run on this line were constructed by Thomas Castor, • it Frankford. There was much agitation at this tune aboul the cars running on Sunday. Those running to Frankford were compelled to stop on Sun day at a one-story frame building, which once stood in what is now the hed of Kensington Avenue, northeast of Adam- Avenue. It was not many months, however, before the cars ran on Sunda) to the depol on the north corner of Frankford Avenue and Arrott Street. In 1858 the Second and Third Street car line was chartered, and cars were soon after run to Frankford from the city over this hue. the terminus of which in Frankford was Frankford Avenue and Harrison Street. On November 17. 1863, the dummy cars were first run from Fourth and Berks Street- to Frankford. These car- had a cab in the front in which were a vertical engine and boiler. The former horse cars were then used as trailer- for the dummies. These trailer- were provided with seats on the top and a spiral ladder to the top oi the car. Some rears later a new depot v , a s built at Kensington Wenue 68 FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA New Home of La France Art Institute, 4420 Paul St. Free Education in Art to Deserving Boys and Girls and Cumberland Street, and the dummies then ran no further than the new depot, where a change was made to the horse-cars which ran down Kensington Avenue to Front Street, thence to Berks Street, thence to Sixth Street, and south on Sixtli Street to Jackson Si reel. Returning, the cars came north on Fifth Street. In 1893 the trolley cars were first introduced in Frankford. These cars supplanted the dummies and horse cars. Soon after this the trolley cars were run from Frankford to Jackson Street without change. ( >n July 2, 1894j the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Compan) began running trains to Frankford from the Reading Terminal, Phil- adelphia. In 1903 the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company acquired the property on the northwesl side of Frankford Avenue, northeast of Pratt Street, and the largesl brick car-barn in the world was erected " ,( ' 1 COn, Continued on page 82 PRANKPORD DIRECTION OP .\ GREATER PHILADELPHIA 69 Frankford and Qas Service In the development of Frankford from a village its present huge proportions, gas service has played a vital part. In the greater development toward which this com- munity is advancing with lusty strides, gas will be called upon more than over to perform mam important services in the industries and in the homes. It is not too much to say that Frankford cannol con- tinue to expand without the efficient co-operation of gas service of the same type which has been enjoyed in the past. Appreciating to the full the friendship which has ex- isted between Frankford and U. G. I. service, we shall continue to strive to the utmost of our ability for the greater glory and prosperity of Frankford. No great result can be obtained without adequate investment of capital, and should we tail in performing the maximum service which Frankford expects of us it would be only because of financial limitations. Frankford and gas service should co-operate for mutual advantage. THE UNITED GAS IMPROVEMENT COMPANY 70 FKANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA THE HENNIGAR PHOTO STUDIO Oxford and Frankford Avenue Established 1902 Bell Phone. Fkd. 4580 PHOTOGRAPHING IN ALL BRANCHES Special Attention Paid to WEDDINGS and COMMERCIAL WORK FRANKFORD CAMERA CLUB Photographic Section of Wright's Institute A workshop to encourage the cultivation of an interest in, and an understanding of, the art and science of Photography Buy -- UNITY -- Brands FROM YOUR GROCER Good Enough For Anyone at Prices Anyone Can Pay ELIZABETH K. MAYES 491 1 Frankford Avenue Frankford Exclusive Styles in all Seasons of MILLINERY AT POPULAR PRICES Special Attention to Remodeling Phone, Frankford 0116 l-'KANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA The materials and the methods used by me are as modern in my line as the as a method of transporation U. GRANT CROMWELL 4617 Penn Street Frankford HEATING and PLUMBING All Branches of PIPE FITTING For Factories 11 Phone, Frankford 0356 72 FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA "On the Avenue Since I 899' Recently a man called in our store purchasing a suit of clothes. He remarked, "You have been selling me for over thirty years." Confidence is sometimes worth more than money. Service— CLOTHES— Quality ROBERT LAWSON Frankford Avenue and Margaret Street RUDOLF NEFF CORSON Law Real Estate Building Associations Established 1879 1533 ORTHODOX STREET Frankford FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA /S THE HISTORY OF THE DUMMY CAR - Continued As the covered bridge at the Frankford Creek was ..unci by the railroad Company, a watchman was employed there to prevent fires, and no wagons or teams were allowed to cross it under penalty of $1<>. The reversing or turning of these dummUs was quite a problem. At first a temporary turn-table was built on the street at Frankford Avenue and Arrott Street, but was afterward placed in the rear of the present stone depot. The most serious disaster that ever occurred on the road was a collision at the grade crossing at Harrowgate with an excursion tram returning from New York. This happened at 9 o'clock on Sunday night, September 26, 1875. Two persons were instantly killed, Thomas Adams and Mrs. O'Donnell, while three others died within a feu days. Many others were injured. Thomas Adams was an engineer on the road, but on the night of the accident was riding inside as a passenger. Mr. Harry S. Adams, whom we all know so well, was with his father at the time of the accident. They were sitting in the rear of the dummy near the door. Mr. Adams stepped outside of the door on the platform to speak to the brakeman, and seeing the approaching train, he jumped and was instantly killed, while his son inside was not injured. The conductor of the car was Charles \\ il liamson and the engineer was Tony Evans. They both jumped and so escaped injury. This disaster cost the road over $65,000 damage-. but still it was a good year, as they paid 12 per cent, dividend. Mr. Thomas Kim, through whose kindness I have collected the data for my story, tells me that he was in bed on the night of the accident. That he was sent for and told to take car No. 1 to the plai e of the disaster, and that he gathered many fragments of the bodies, among them a head. These he placed in a keg, and placing it before him in the engine room of his car, he conveyed them to the police station at Frankford. Something must be said of the executive work of the road. Mr. Albert Worrell had full charge of the running of the cars, and we all remember how he would blow his whistle, a signal for the starting oi the cars. Mr. Samuel Ford cared for the construction work. While at the depot there was a machine shop where new cars were made and old ones repaired. Cars were also built by outside shops. The firsl dummies used on the road were built by the ('.rice & Uong Co., whose works were on Beach Street. The engine was what was known as a twin engine with a 6 by 10^ stroke, and was of 15 horsepower. The boiler was an upright one and about 1600 pounds of hard coal was used during the day. The temperature often exceeded 100 degrees in the small engine room. I must mention the bell and whistle of the dummy ear. The bell was on the roof of the car suspended between two upright posts, and was pulled by a cord from the engine room. There was also a u histle lontrolled by the engineer. These signals were in great demand in going down Kensington Avenue, notifying the fanners to clear the tracks. And it is said that if a man with a load of hay refused to Continued c- page ~ 74 FRAN KEORD— DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Established i88g Well Built Houses For Sale Qeorge R. Osborne & Son Builders 5014 SAUL STREET FRANKFORD, PHILA. Bell Phone, Frankford 1145 ESTIMATES PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS - REAL ESTATE ■ : I Harrison Garage and Auto Livery Established 1912 LIMOUSINES AND TOURING CARS TO HIRE i'KANKFOkl? — DIRECTIOM m- a CKKATKK PHILADELPHIA WILLIAM KUHN. Jr. KUHN & LOWERY REAL ESTATE Mortgage and Insurance Brokers Conveyancing Notary Public TWO OFFICES: S. E. Cor. Fifth and Rockland Streets — and — 4665 Paul Street, at Frankford Avenue Conveyancers for Fifth and Rockland B. and L. Association New Olney B. and L. Association Olney Suburban B. and L. Association Patriot B. and L. Association Rosehill B. and L. Association Tabor B. and L. Association Wyoming Ave. B. and L. Association Lindley B. and L. Association Special Attention Given to Building Operations Ground for Builders a Specialty 1st and 2nd Mortgages OFFICES OPEN MONDAY AND FRIDAY EVENINGS 76 FRAXKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA ?SBSZSZSZ5ZSZSZSZ5Z5ZSES^5Z5d5Z5E5ZSZ5ZSZ5Z5ZSZSBSZ5^5Z5Z5d5Z5 Z5 iSI52SZ5Z^ % Residence of Frank W. Hollingsworth Edward W. Taylor Successor to C. West & Co. I. Builder of Modern Homes OXFORD AVE. and WAKELING ST. FRANKFORP, PHILA. i I frankford — direction: or a orkater pnn.AnF.t.rrTTA / / THE HISTORY OF THE DUMMY CAR - Continued -,* _ a 4« leave the track sonic of the engineers would fire up, causing a cloud of sparks to till the air. This him was always sufficient for the driver of a load of hay. The old depot at Fourth and Berks Streets was abandoned in lanuary, 1872, and the company moved into the new one ai Cumber land Street and Kensington Avenue. Thomas Scott, who had the honor of taking the first dummy into the new depot, was SO overcome with the privilege that he could not wait until the doors were opened hut backed his car through them, tearing them off their hinges. Some of the men who worked in this shop included Kphraim Woodhouse, who painted, gilded, grained and adorned the cars with landscape-. < Hhers were John Burns, William Pendlebury, Elijah English, Roberl 'I nornton, Cary MacDonald and Samuel Bryan, who was the black smith. The question of fare was an interesting one. Previous to the war the fare from the city to Frankford or return was ten cents, making the fare for the round trip to the city twenty cents. It was after- wards reduced to seven cents, and then to five cents to Columbia Avenue, which was. in force several years. Round rubber buttons with a hole in the center and strung on a leather throng were used as tickets, and these were sold six for a quarter. Workmen's tickets. \1 cents for the round trip, were also sold. School children's tickets were sold twelve for $1.00. About 1892-93, a register was introduced for the collection ot lares. It was a harp-shaped design, nickel-plated, and was hung around the neck of the conductor by a leather strap, resting on his breast. There were two leather cords hanging beneath, and there was a great pulling and jingling of bells as the fares were collected. Among all of the employes of this road there is one man whose name should have special mention, that of James Lord, who was employed at the Frankford depot as hostler. It was his duty to look- after the cars, clean them, rub them down and keep them in condition. He spent many years there and was a quiet, industrious citizen and did his work well. There is no doubt thai in the preparation of this Article I have neglected to mention the names of some of the employes of the road. Tf I should have done so I would appreciate any additions, also any reminiscences that would add to the interest of the paper. I desire to thank the following persons who have s,, kindly assisted me: Mr. Thomas Kim, Mr. Lewis Miller. Mr. Charles \\ . Castor, Mr. Robert T. Corson, Mr. Elwood Castor, James France, files of Holmesburg and Frankford Gazette. 78 FKWKFORD- DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 8??= i.^i.ii.lljInl l lll ll l il i i ll i lHI il l li ll l ll l l l lHIII II III I IIII Stiiropraclic has a h%fa for each.Htttf 6f (fey »rt Jj6ut^el|a|ju^e5an(f (font k a f rtij FRANKFOKI) DIRECTION (>F A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 79 ARAMINGO NAPPING, PRINT, DYE and FINISHING WORKS § a Mens Fine Suit Linings Pendlebury & Son FRANKFORD, PHILA. (lSZSZn52SZS2S2S^5^5£ ESH5Z5H5ZSZnSZ5Z5?.SZ525E5ZS to FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA To the Discriminate Home Seeker who will eventually settle in Frankford, I offer these Master-Pieces of home architecture. Located in the Exclusive and Dignified Northwood Section of Frankford. On the famous Roosevelt Boulevard at Kenwyn Street. FRANKFORD- DIRFCTIO RF.ATF.R PI I I LADELP I II \ SI To such I dedicate this effort of my twenty years experience as a builder of homes. HARRY R. MOYER 2035 E. Allegheny Avenue Bell Phones: GARFIHLH 0646 rRANk'FORP IJ'M 82 FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHIEADEEPHIA WATER TRANSPORTATION - Continued would again sel them free. Whether the party stuck to the ship 1 am unable to say, but undoubtedly the ship stuck to the mud. The next morning all had disappeared." Iu 1852 a stock company was formed to inaugurate a line of steamboats on Frankford Creek under the name of the Frankford, Aramingo, Bridesburg and Whitehall Steamboat Company. The com- pany was capitalized at SKHXX), with shares at a par "value of $10 each. The constitution set forth that the Board of Managers should have power to contract for tiie building of a steamboat to run on the Delaware River and Frankford Creek between Philadelphia and Frankford. They also appointed the officers and men to run the boat. The Committee on Navigation was authorized to make the necessary alterations and improvements to the creek, clean the channel and as- sure a clear highway to the river. The landing-place was at the old wharf which existed on the south hank of the stream, about fifty yards east ot the six-inch bridge. Work was at once commenced on the boat, which on a smaller scale was modeled after the first "Edwin Forrest."' The operation of the line, however, was attended with such disheartening results that the effort was abandoned after a half do/en trips. On each occasion the boat would he stranded in mid-stream, to the delight of the small hoys who congregated on the hanks. It was soon apparent that the stage coach lines to the city were much quicker and cheaper, and thus it came about that the little steamer built for the Frankford Creek, was sold and sent down the river to ply on one of the Jersey streams. Since that attempt the placid waters of the stream have been navigated up to recent years only by scows and canal boats, which often un- loaded cargoes of coal for Hilles's yard or lumber for Duffield's saw mill, both of which were located on the creek, near Frankford Road. Additional Information About the Dummies By J. K. Jen ks The dummies running from Kensington Avenue and Cumberland to Arrott and Frankford Avenue was the continuation of the Fifth and Sixth Street line and there were eight dummies in all and they made about eighty-four trips in all each 21 hours and their running time from depot to depot was 20 minutes, and they often had a trailer on to haul the loads more comfortable. Bach dummy had an engineer and conductor, and when we had a trailer on they often had a brakeman. The names of the conductors and engineers are as follows: Conductors: No. 1. John Stewart; Xii. 2, Rittenhouse Holmes; No. 3, Charles Lukins; No. 4, J. R. Jenks; No. 5, Budd Howe; No. <>, James Schlafer; No. 7, William Coon; No. 8, Joseph Ritman. Engineers: No. 1, Thomas Goldin ; No. 2, Thomas Kim; No. 3. Howard Adams: No. I, Louis Miller; No. 5, John Johns- ton; Xo. 6, Edward Swope; No. ~, Frank Golden; No. 8, Jacob Puder, FRANKFORD DIRECTION OJ A GREATER PHILADELPHIA 83 BUILDERS ENTERING FRANKFORD AVENUE [■]< \\ KI-(iKi) DIRECTION Of A. GREATER PHILADELPHIA •^•' 1 J 3£30i 55 .35 55 Jjg 55 55 irn 55 ttj 55 55 ■ . . . .; ■..- .; 7 v •; .; H The Kensington Trust Company Kensington and Allegheny Avenues AT THE ALLEGHENY AVENUE STATION HAS OVER NINE MILLION DOLLARS ON DEPOSIT and over 28,000 Depositors nQ3 •- I 5 Total Resources, $10,205,000.00 IfiHOz^^Z^ SB £fi SB jj & sQZ'SQz^g ffi an >■ " '" a* ag a> r^ to an Sii ffi M & ^ & jj M ^ M J 86 FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA It was shortly after the Centennial Exhibition that o com- pany was organized and established to furnish electric light and power to Frankford and vicinity; service then being supplied from a small direct current plant installed at Paul and Meddow Street in a small two-story building. As Frankford grew and expanded, the limits of this class of service were recognized and after the formation of another company, which was later acquired by this Company, a more adequate plant was located on the Delaware River at Delaware Avenue and Robbins Street and which, to this day, is a cog in the huge wheel of The Philadelphia Electric Company System. As the welfare of the community is inseparably linked with the progress of its industries, so is the Central Station one of the mightiest factors in its growth and prosperity, as evidenced by the increased use of our service — both in the home, factory and office in and around Frankford. It is our pride that PHILADELPHIA ELECTRIC SERVICE will supply the current to operate the new FRANKFORD "I.". The Philadelphia Electric Company l'KAN ki'okd DIRECTION "1 \ r,Ki;.\Ti:k PHILADELPHIA 87 "Nothing Succeeds Like Success" is an old proverb that can be applied to Schlater's Bakery, corner of Frankford Avenue and Sellers Street. Probably no business has had a larger share in developing Frank- ford Avenue as the Fifth Avenue of the Northeast than this well-known linn of bakers. Beginning in a modest establishment on the avenue 71 years ago Schlater's Baker) has grown in a remarkable way until it ha- become neces sary for the firm to double the capacity of their plant many times. Regardless of expense they have kept pace with the modern development in bakery methods and have, from time to time, installed new and up-to-date equipment m order to turn out a satisfactory article at all time-. Clean liness is the first principle of this business, together with the very highest grade of materials, which are selected with scrupulous care. There are thousands of families in the northeast, and in fact all over the City of Philadelphia, who patronize this well-known concern. Merely to say thai it is "Schlater's" is a sufficient guarantee of the quality of the goods supplied by this progresshe bakery concern. The appearance of the store is always a credit to the avenue and is one of the conspicuous sights as one passes up and down the street. There is probably no busi- ness where cleanliness and quality mean more to the human family and where the most exacting scruples ought to he exercised in the manufacture and sale of a commodity than the bakery business. A visit to thelplanl of this con cern is sufficient to convince the most skeptical that in Schlater's Frankford has a business of which the citizens can he jusly proud. SHOP AT HOME. Make Schlater's your SHOPPING CENTER. ( Hir bread is for sale at all stores. IF IT ISNT IT ISNT THE BEST We Solicit Your Business - FRANKFORD- DIRECTION Of A GREATER PHILADELPHIA / -y v Pals Thru Life Bell Phone GARFIELD 0588 ESTABLISHED 1896 SIEGFRIEDS DRUG STORE One of the oldest established drug stores in Frank ford. Remodeled and greatly enlarged; and Complete in Every Detail. FRANKFORD AVE. at ARROTT ST. FRANKFORD 'RANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA X'» "An organization through ivhich its public spirited citizens may express themselves collectively on community welfare and through which they may make their public desires eft ectwe PRANKFORD — DIRECTION Of A GREATER PHILADELPHIA F. SEITTER'S SONS Manufacturers of Building, Paving and Sewer Bricks Office and Works Nicetown Lane and "G" Street Firm was founded about 1859, at what is known as White Hall Commons; moved about 1867 to Kensington Avenue, near Ontario Street, about 1870. Located at Harrougate Lane above Erie Avenue, and in 1883, moved to present address and have been continually operating in this loca- tion almost forty years. FRANKFORD DIRECTIONS "l A. GREATER PHILADELPHIA 91 FRANCE-BUILT HOMES Frankford's Standard for 35 Years Copy of Advertisement in The Frankford Gazette," August 30, 1889 CHEAPEST NEW HOUSES in Frankford, situated on Sellers and Wingohocking Streets. These houses have seven nice rooms, w ill Bath, Hot and Cold Water, Front and Back Porch, good sized yards, nicely papered, and everything to make a comfortable home. The) will be' sold at very low prices. For further particulars, inquire of A. T. France, 121 Sellers Street, or to \\ in. M. France, Adams Street. WM. FRANCE SONS, INC. Builders Frankford, Phila. PRANKFORD— DIRECTION OF A GREATER I'l I I l.AI >KI.I" 1 11 A Established WOO The Leading Art Nf-rMiumuk (Sift §>hup M. WEST 4627 FRANKFORD AVENUE PRANKFORD- DIRECTION 01 \ CREATE I; PI UIA 93 WATER TRANSPORTATION SOME years ago there appeared in The Gazette the following article concerning navigation on Frankford Creek: The hundreds who dail) pass over the Frankford Creek by trolley al Frankford Road, where the bed of the stream al times is almost dry, would smile at any suggested scheme of navigating the stream, yet the shrill whistle and pull bi the steamboat was heard close by that point main years before the Civil War. The following anonymous communication to the editor of the North American and United States Gazette, was written on the occasion of the town's first novel experience with a steamboat : "Frankford, July 11th, 1848. Ti i tii e Editor : On Tuesday afternoon between the hours of five and six, just as the tide m the creek was about its height, the good people of this place who happened to be near the scene, were startled by a bursl of steam gushing forth with such puffs as to satisfy .ill that there was something more than usual to cause this peculiar sound on the tran- quil waters oi Tacony Creek. As each puff gave hack its echo, each seemed to draw nearer and nearer. The bend or turn of the water course with its thick growth of trees and bushes, obstructed our view and hid the mystery from us. All seemed: anxious to discover the cause, as they watched the bend; curosity seemed to increase and very many had now keen drawn to the spot. At last there was seen round- ing the bend, to the surprise oi all. a steamboat— it was not the "John Stephens," hut a regular steamboat pursuing her course as steadily up the creek as it it was no uncommon occurrence. Most oi those present had looked upon such an undertaking as impossible, hut it was not the first time that a steamboat attempted to navigate our waters, for a few years ago a small boat was built here by a Mr. Castle, and made sev- eral excursions up and down the creek, and the day is not far distant when the sound of the steamboat will he heard making daily trips between Frankford and Philadelphia. Now to the surprise and won- der of all, on she came, puff! puff! puff! until she was fairly brought to a stand, head up to the wharf. At this time, as 1 have said before, the tide was at Us full, and admitted no delay verifying the old adage "that Time and Tide" will wait for no one, and with no little exertion did those on hoard get her off again, with a loud huzzaw from the delighted party, she left the shore. The company consisted oi a tew gentlemen who lett Philadelphia on a pleasure excursion and every appearance on hoard gave evidence that they had spent a pleasant day. They, however, had not proceeded far on their return down the creek, when the steersman, owing to his ignorance as to the channel of the creek, run the boai into the mud and stuck. Now here was a dilemma not expected. All the power of -learn was oi no avail and a long time spent in fruitless efforts to get off before they were convinced that twelve hours would have to elapse before the waters linued '"' page >j^ 94 FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OB A GREATER PHILADELPHIA When you read this- Remember it is for Frankford and do not forget E. B. K. Telephone 3358 32 Years in the business PAINTS, OILS, GLASS EDWIN B. KNORR 1748 ORTHODOX STREET William T\ Rose IhuVrtaluT AUTOMOBILES TO HIRE 1822 Orthodox Street Bell Phone, Frankford 1232 FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA ' >5 TRANSPORTATION - Continued In 190-1 the Philadelphia Transit Company began running a line ol ti'ulU'N cars to Tacony. Another line from Bridesburg, through Frankford to Olney, Germantown and Falls of Schuylkill, had been started. Previous to this a line oJ trolleys had been run from Bridge Street to Torresdale on the Bristol Turnpike, and another line from Frankford Avenue and Bridge Street, over Bridge Streel to Tacony Street, and thence on Tacony Street to Tacony and Holmesburg. For the accommodation ol people living in Somerton and Bustle- ton a line of automobiles lias been running for the past two years from Frankford Avenue and Bridge Street, aboul two hours apart each day. In l'Ul the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company established a trolley freight service between the city and Frankford. On February 1. 1912, trolleys were run for the first time without change to Tenth and Market Streets. On April 1, 1912, the latest and most improved near-side trolleys were introduced between Frankford and Philadelphia. We now have three lines of these cars: One which runs down Second Street and up Third Street; another down Sixth Street and up Fifth Street, via Lehigh Avenue; another down Tenth Street and up Eleventh Street, via Berks Street. Three Years in North America By James Stuart, Esq. Published 1833, Vol. 2 lau. 2 ( ', 1830. Arrived in Frankford, a clean, well situated vil- lage a few miles from I'hila., where I had the pleasure ol staying a few days with Colonel Burn, an American by birth, hut who had keen long in Britain, being possessed of property in Scotland, llis manners and mode of living were as much British as American, lie commanded the American Calvary during the late war, hut had now retired and lived very hospitably in Frankford. At Col. Burn's house I first tasted terrapin— a small land turtle of which excellent soup is made. I also first saw here in perfection the canvass hack duck o! the 1'otomac, winch is recorded the greatest delicacy in America. While in Frankford 1 visited the Markets in i'hila. Meat is very plentiful at an average of about two pence half penny a pound. The price of a large wild goose is three quarters of a dollar. 1 left Colonel Burns house in Frankford on the 2nd of February. 96 FRA.VKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA JAMES B. CUNNINGHAM 1747 ORTHODOX STREET Cigars, Tobacco, Confectionery, Notions, School Supplies Orders taken for Breyer's Ice Cream Phone, Fkd. 3297-W Bell Phone, Frankford 1040 S. KRUGER & CO. Dealer in Furniture, Carpets, Oilcloth, Matting Ladies' and Gents' Clothing 1821 ORTHODOX STREET FRANKFORD PHILADELPHIA ZSZSZSZ5 r!SZ5ZS ^SZ5ZSZS?SZSZ5?S?S"rl5Z [ 7ZSZSRSZSZS?S?FrlS?S^5?SHSZSZ5ZF. Ladies' and Gents' Suits Made to Order Fur Coats Relined and Repaired Garments Remodeled D. CHAITKIN TAILORING SHOP Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing and Altering a Specialty At Reasonable Prices 1734 Orthodox Street, Frankford Cor. Hawthorne St. Bell Phone 305 2 J Best Workmansii ip A Tn;il Will Convince HSHSZSZSZSBEia£ZSHSHSESZ£iE5HSZSZ5HS"rlSHSZSZE?5Z52SZS?5Hii"HSlSHSHSia5HSl B. YOUNG Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery and Candies 2001 ORTHODOX STREET E. F. YOUNG, Manager t-'RAXKEORD DIRECTION OV A GREATER PHILADELPHIA Towards Frankford points the way to greater Philadelphia. Towards our store points the way to get Good Eats it BUZBY'S GROCERY 1737 ORTHODOX STREET, (Since 1886) Bell Phone 0346 B. HARWOOD Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery, Men's Furnishings and Ready- Made Garments 1728 ORTHODOX STREET Phone L. F. LEUPOLD ICE CREAM PARLOR 1922 Orthodox Street A Select Line of Fine Confections Fancy Chocolates a Specialty Ice Cream Served Promptly For All Occasions Bell Phone 180 1 Keystone Phone 1802 HSZSBSHSHSZSZ£HSZSH51SH5HSZSH515HSHSHSZSZSHSH5ZSHSH5ZSZ52SHSHSiSlS"i J. ROSENBERGER Hardware and Housefurnishing Goods 1905 ORTHODOX STREET Phone 2374 98 FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA A L Bell Phone, Fkd. 1076-J Estimates Cheerfully Furnished BUILDERS JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO A D £ BUZBY & PROPERT D R CARPENTERS I A — and— T I ^ TY STREET, FRj* Established 1912 I O N N i>l Established 1912 „ s s PRINTING and ENGRAVING "Of the Better Sort"' Done Quickly and to Your Liking Ideas Submitted on Cards or Catalogs CALENDARS May Be Ordered a Year in Advance CHRISTMAS CARDS Personal and Commercial Designed a Year Ahead. Orders Taken at Any Time I Individual Small Lot Orders Expedited) Loose Leaf Ledgers and Special Forms Carbon Papers and Typewriter Ribbons We Make Our Own Type on the Monotype Our Non-Plate Engraving Process Saves YOU Money Adams' Envelope Service Excels Printed envelopes delivered within 24 hours, if desired Bell FR\ 1190 Kevstone, EAST 843 7 H. S. ADAMS 1 660 FOULKROD STREET, FRANKFORD, PHILA. (Corner of Darrah Street) "Here Type Can Serve You" 1'kan KFoKD -Direction op a greater Philadelphia 99 PATRIOTIC IRATERNAL BENEFU I \l BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA Organized in Independence Hall 1854 Incorporated Under the Laws of Pennsylvania INDEPENDENCE CIRCLE, No. 38 Instituted in Frankford, November 7, I 894 Every Friday Evening, Sellers Street, at Paul Street WM. KRACK Chief Washington 3405 Vankirk Street A. L. WELSH L. R. MURPHY Hon. Register Hon. Scroll Keeper 4265 Paul Street 45 20 Penn Street Pays Sick and Death Benefits Worth of Circle upwards $24,000 Membership 257 In addition to above, optional with membership, Death Benefit Fund under direct management of the Supreme Circle paying $250 to $500, ac- cording to age. Gross Assets $103,114.14 Claims Paid Since Institution of Fund $2,537,451.14 Claims Incurred Since 1890 from Institution of Fund 5,318 FRANKFORD — DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA JOSEPH BRENNIAN COMPANY :: Printers Beil Phone, Frankford 4581 OUR AMBITION TO GIVE SERVICE is best evidenced by the fact that in all that section of Philadel- phia North of Allegheny Ave. and East of Broad Street, com- prising upper Kensington, Frankford, Olney, Wissinoming, Tacony, Holmesburg. Logan. Oak Lane. Fox Chase. Torresdale. etc., we were — FIRST To Install Automatic Printing Presses FIRST To Install Line Typesetting Machinery FIRST To Install Folding Machinery for Mail Advertising FIRST To Install Printers' Furniture Moulding Machinery FIRST To Install Power Perforating and Punching Machinery FIRST To Install Type Routing and Mortising Machinery FIRST To Install Automatic Gumming Machinery FIRST To Equip entire plant with Individual Motors FIRST To Inaugurate Daily Automobile Delivery Service FIRST To Install a Cost System FIRST TO GIVE REAL SERVICE 1632-34 Meadow Street, Frankford PRANKEORD DIRECTION 01? A GREATER I'll I I.AIM-I.l'll I A 101 /oris Fabrics Snmtrr UnrBtrft Olmnymut Manufacturers of "Made in Frankford" 1615 Foulkrod Street Frankford, Phila. William Bateman President George R. Dugan Treasurer [ 102 FRANKFORD DIRECTION OF A GREATER PHILADELPHIA The Ladies' Committee Owing to later arrangements which were made after the contract for printing this booklet was awarded, a large Committee of Ladies was formed to work for the movement. It is through their loyal and efficient work that our celebration is such a success. We take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation. There is on exhibition at the rooms of The Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox Street, the following interesting ex- hibits : A model of the first horse car, also of the spiral ladder used to ascend to the upper deck of the car used as a trailer, rear of the dummies, these were invented, made and sold by Thomas Carter, Frankford. The large register used in the dummies, a large gong used by the conductor of the horse car to notify the driver to go ahead. Public meetings were held in Frankford in 1857 protesting against building the horse car road on Alain Street, as it would destroy the quietness of the street. For several months after the running of the horse car line to Frankford in 1858, the cars were compelled to stop on Sundays at the lower part of the town at Adams Street, the reason being that the noise would interfere with the services in the churches. Girard's Talk of the Day If it was worth a song when "Yankee Doodle came to town, rid- ing on a pony," it is surely worth a celebration when Frankford comes to town riding on the new L. A school boy's short essay on the capital of Italy: "Rome was and is," may be applied to Frankford. Tt has a past, a present and a future. Being now and for sixty - eight years past a part of Philadelphia, folks forget that Frankford has its own history. It was recorded a century ago that the then oldest inhabitant had a legend about how Frankford got its name. They said a negro named Frankford had a ferry across the creek, really a ford, and so Frank's Ford soon became Frankford. There i^ <>ne trouble with that tradition. It isn't true. Anyhow, the creek is labeled Frankford, clear as day, on Holmes' original map of Philadelphia of 1682. l-KANkl-okn I)lKhi"Tlo> "I \ GREATER PHILADELPHIA 103 Not the First But the Practical Printers of the Northeast Quality is the Natural Result of Our Experience IS WILLIAMS BROTHERS PRINTERS - ENGRAVERS - STATIONERS Kinsey and Josephine Streets A Word To Ye Book Lovers Drop in and find that book you have been looking for. Miss Powell will be glad to discuss your book problems with you. °% °$ THE BOOK SHOP 5016 Frankford Avenue i WWBMM HE wWBBTftK BE HE WHEWaE imliiiMM M MM urnm M MM M M M M MM ! Index to V Page Adams, 11. S 98 Allen. Wm. E :;; Alt' & Graham 53 Allwein, Dry Goods 58 it Baldwin Dairies "5 Becker, Gustav lis Boy sen, Thomas 27 Brennian, Joseph, Co 100 Brotherhood of America 99 Bright, John, Shoes 29 Button, Charles II 15 P.n/.by's i irocery 97 Buzby lV Propert 98 c Cassidy Bros 29 Carroll, Jos 55 Chaitkin D 96 Corson, R. N 72 • 'orson. Win :;•'> cocker. George W 5.j i 'ounsil. W. < I -7 ( 'r;iiis, Maud 43 Creighton, Thomas 34 < Iromweli, U. Grant 71 i lurran, .lames 40 Cummings, J ' 'o. ... 52 Cunningham, .lames 9t> I) Disney, Charles & Sons 13 l»nrant Automobile 4t> Dorence Worsted Company HI E Bntwistle, Albert II Km Eagan, Thomas til F Erankford Bakery 20 Prankford Camera I 'lull 711 Erankford Dispatch -'1 Erankford Business Men's Ass 14 Prankford Gazette 33 l'i 'ankford Mutual Eire Ins. Co 42 Erankford Paint Store •"•<■' Erankford Real Estate is Erankford (irocery Co 70 Erankford Trust Com] > 49 Erankford Theatre 2 1 Fischer's Dairies ss Era nee. Wm. & Son 91 Erankford Bakery 2<i G < ieorge, 1 toward 30 i irui Inger 1 1. T "><• i loldstein, A 27 Getz, B ">:; lla.lle.v . ft. G. .V Son -'.7 I [aines, < ieorge 55 Eolcomb, George M 30 Hallowell, <i A 31 Ballowell, Grant 71 I [ennigar Studio 70 Hills Flower shop 27 llohien. N, M. & Brother 41 I I lib Kin-nil me i 'o 12 llarwood. B 97 .1 Jeannisson, E. M 16 Advertisers Iv Page Kensington Trust Co 85 Kirst Bros 2-". Kinkerter Sheppard Co 22 Knorr. Edward B 94 Knorr, Samuel |> 44 Kruger, s 90 Kuhn & Lowery 7"i I. I.nl-Tauee Textile Mills 10 I. ever. G. F !l Lawson, R 72 Leupold, U 11 !i7 l.oinian & Son 51 Lyons, s. s i;:: M Markham. .1. C 46 Mayes, E. K 711 McCall, J 37 McCausland, Stationery 4~ McGough, c .1 :;,| cover Mover. Real Estate 80,81 Murray, Thomas 29 N Northeast Chamber <>f Commerce. .. 89 Osborne, George & Son 74 oxford Bank of Frankford 4th sover Pendlebury iV.- Son 7n Philadelphia Elect ric Co 8(5 <t Quinn, John 38 it Rimer, < ieorge * »< » Rose, W. T 94 Etosenberger, .1 u, Roth-Buick til Rush Bros "it; Royle Co., George tin s Sehiaier's Bakery S7 Sehweizer. George 43 Seltzer. Drugs 31 Second Nal Lona l Bank 8 Schofield, Optician *>'_' Siegfried, II. .1 88 sinn. ( Ieorge A 57 Sinn. John II Shaw. .John 9 Smed ley Bros. Co 7 Stanger, A. C ."iti Stewart, Win 11 »>:; Stuart. Dr. < 'harles 7s Seitter's Sons, F 90 Swenson, Alvin 2d cover Swallow. E. 11 37 T Taylor. Edward . * » I [Tnitj Building \ Loan Asso U l niieii Gas I mprovenient 1 "o 89 w Weidenmuller, C 50 West. M 9L 1 Williams Brothers, Printers 103 Williams Garage 71 Womlliouse. S. I l!l Y 1'oung, B 9(i z Zanainger, 1 latter t'>i; /Lor 3% ontrol *^\| your^ Prosperity ! "Dost thou love life! Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." Benjamin Franklin, who said these words, not only understood the value of time, but put a price on it that compelled others to appreciate its worth. Time is money and therefore if you are squandering it, you are wasting money. Waste no time and you will lose no money. Working, saving and putting your money at work spells Thrift. Be thrifty with your time and deposit your savings here. SQUANDER NO MORE. Oxford Bank of Frankford Frankford Ave. and Overington St. Bridesburg Branch Thompson and Ash Sts. Wissinoming Branch 5906 Torresdale Ave. Member Federal Reserve System Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent "We Are Here to Serve You" Phone, Frankford j |?|| CHARLES J. McGOUGH DODGE BROTHERS MOTOR VEHICLES 4744-46 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. -: /••»•% y*^-> /.-^iX * •£ *U* °Jflilr ^ o V W V 4 o :i -\> _ » « « o * * ^ **• .♦a "o V » ** V O • , o ' • V / ^ ... * .A a0 A& ^ ,^ A° A.'