American Heritage Society s Americana

Collectors pay extraorthe early 1700 ' s , but the form attained its dinary sums for
American work not be highest level in this country during the cause it ... A great
Windsor found for $ 1 , 000 to $ 2 , 500 , more interest - son of Philadelphia just
before the Revo comb - back armchair , for example , can ... A chair refinished
long enough ago Movie Memorabilia CHRISTIE ' S been killed in a streetcar
accident .

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Chemical Heritage

In 1885 Barnes , then 16 , entered the prestigious Central High School , whose
alumni included streetcar magnate A . B . Widener and Philadelphia ' s most
famous painter , Thomas Eakins . At Central High , Barnes received an academic
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Philadelphia s Streetcar Heritage

Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system.

Philadelphia s Streetcar Heritage

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 9781634991483

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Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system. The first electric streetcar line in Philadelphia opened in 1892 and quickly replaced horsecar service by 1897. Streetcar lines were merged into the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT) in 1902 to achieve a unified system. There were 1,500 new streetcars purchased by 1913, which was the largest fleet of standardized streetcars ever purchased by one transit company. Ridership dropped during the Depression, and PRT reorganized as the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) in 1940. After National City Lines (NCL) obtained control of PTC in 1955, many streetcar lines became bus operated. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) acquired PTC in 1968. The overhaul of 112 Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) cars began in 1979. Kawasaki Heavy Industries built 112 streetcars (light rail vehicles) for the subway surface lines. With buses taking over Route 15 (Girard Avenue) in 1992, only five subway surface lines remained. SEPTA restored Route 15 streetcar service in 2005 using Brookville Equipment Corporation rebuilt PCCII cars. Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage documents the city's streetcars, including Fairmount Park Trolleys and trackless trolleys.

A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

Carl Oblinger and Cyril Griffith edited a special edition in 1977 of Pennsylvania
Heritage on black history and culture . ... subject but offering a similar
interpretation are Philip Foner ' s essays on the segregation of Philadelphia ' s
streetcar ...

A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

Author: Dennis B. Downey

Publisher: Greenwood

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In a series of contributed historiographical chapters, this volume assesses the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Keystone state.

Bartram Heritage

Louisiana • 129 Secondary Heritage Resources 129 South Carolina 130 Georgia
, 130 Florida 131 North Carolina 132 Tennessee 133 Alabama 133 Mississippi
135 Louisiana 136 Marking and Registration 137 Future Bar tram Heritage Efforts
137 Who Takes Action 138 | Priorities for ... Peale 8d Abbreviated Bartram
Genealogy 8e Bartram House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the fartherest
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Philadelphia s Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage

Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of suburban Philadelphia's Red Arrow system and operation by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

Philadelphia s Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 9781634991889

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Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of suburban Philadelphia's Red Arrow system and operation by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). By 1899, the Philadelphia & West Chester Traction Company operated trolley service to West Chester. In 1902, the Ardmore & Llanerch Street Railway Company began service to Ardmore. Philadelphia & Garrettford Street Railway Company reached Media in 1913 and Sharon Hill in 1917. These companies consolidated into the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (PSTC) in 1936, becoming known as Red Arrow Lines. Philadelphia & Western Railway Company (P&W) merged into PSTC in 1953. Pennsylvania State Highway Department plans to widen a portion of West Chester Pike resulted in buses replacing trolleys between West Chester and West Gate Hills in 1954. Rush hour trolley service continued between 69th Street Terminal and West Gate Hills until bus replacement in 1958. Buses took over Strafford Line in 1956 and Ardmore Line in 1966. SEPTA acquired PSTC in 1970 and purchased new rail cars for Media, Sharon Hill, and Norristown Lines. Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage documents Philadelphia's western suburbs trolley history.

The Ruby Slippers Madonna s Bra and Einstein s Brain

LGHARLE Clover Belle 6330 152nd Street Located south of 152nd Street and
64th Avenue Surrey , British Columbia Streetcar # 30 , also known as the " Clover
Belle , " is a 1912 heritage J . G . Brill streetcar originally built in Philadelphia ...

The Ruby Slippers  Madonna s Bra  and Einstein s Brain

Author: Chris Epting

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

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This book is a light-hearted guide to iconic objects of American pop culture. The items included represent roadside attractions, history, crime, celebrities, movies and television, music, and sports. Street addresses and/or phone numbers for each attraction are included.

Society for Industrial Archeology Newsletter

Succinct overview of the history and significance of the Pennsy electrification by
one of American railroading ' s top scholars . ... of Harold J . Ahlstrom ( impressive
collection of streetcar photos donated to the NRHS Library in Philadelphia ) . ...
Railroad Heritage is a magazine devoted to the photography and art of railroads .

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Roots of Violence in Black Philadelphia 1860 1900

At the suggestion of the efficiency expert Frederick R . Taylor , Midvale broke from
the tradition of hiring ethnic gangs under ... 69 Employers sometimes tried to
break the pattern , as when in 1898 the Philadelphia and West Chester Street
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Roots of Violence in Black Philadelphia  1860 1900

Author: Roger Lane

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Lane offers a historical explanation for rising levels of black urban crime and family instability during a paradoxical era. Modern crime rates and patterns are shown to be products of a historical culture traceable from its formative years. The author charts Philadelphia's story but also makes suggestions about national and international patterns.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

Kenneth C. Springirth has a vested interest in rail history , as his father was a
trolley car motorman in Philadelphia , and his grandfather was ... Arcadia is proud
to play a part in the preservation of local heritage , making history available to all .

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738556925

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An extensive number of trolley car lines linked the city of Philadelphia to the rich farmland and picturesque towns of southeastern Pennsylvania. These trolley lines traversed miles of narrow streets lined with row houses whose residents were proud working-class Americans. These historic photographs trace the trolley cars' routes, including Route 23, the region's longest urban trolley route, from the expanses of Northwest Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill through the crowded commercial Center City to South Philadelphia with a variety of neighborhood stops at everything in between. Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys follows the history of the trolley cars that have served this diverse and historic region.

People Power Places

While a trolley car is narrowly defined as an electric - powered railcar with current
brought from overhead wire to car motors through a pole above the roof ... John A
. Lieper , " Family of 4 Lives in Old Trolley Car , ” Philadelphia Inquirer , July 28 ,
1935 ; A. J. Downing , The Architecture of Country Houses ... Joseph P. Eckhardt ,
“ Clatter , Sproing , Clunk Went the Trolley , ” Pennsylvania Heritage 18 , no .

People  Power  Places

Author: Sally Ann McMurry

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572330757

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From workers' cottages in Milwaukee's Polish community to Alaskan homesteads during the Great Depression, from early American retail stores to nineteenth-century prisons, different types of buildings reflect the diverse responses of people to their architectural needs. Through inquiry into such topics, the contributors to this volume examine a variety of building forms as they assess the current state of vernacular architecture studies. Because scholars in vernacular architecture have come to consider thematic questions rather than simply to look at types of structures, the essays chosen for this collection address issues of how people, power, and places intersect. They demonstrate not only the inextricable links between people and place but also show how power relationships are defined by spatial organization--and how this use of space has helped define the distinction between private and public. The essays examine a wide range of forms, from camp meetings to trolley cottages, to consider what buildings might reveal about their makers, users, and even interpreters. One article, for example, will give readers a new appreciation of balloon framing in Midwest farmhouses, refuting popular notions that it was a single individual's invention. Another considers servants' quarters in Apartheid-era South Africa to explore the relationship between black domestic workers and their white employers. Drawn from the Vernacular Architecture Forum conferences of 1996 and 1997, these thirteen essays make significant contributions to the study of design and building processes and the adaptation of architectural forms and spaces over time. They help redefine the scope of "vernacular" and provide new models for better understanding the built environment. The Editors: Sally McMurry is professor of history at Pennsylvania State University and author of Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America. Annmarie Adams is associate professor of architecture at McGill University and author of Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870-1900.

National Railway Bulletin

Orlando ' s proposed heritage operation appears to have received a green light
from the city council . ... PRESERVATION NOTES The first weekend in October
saw Philadelphia orchestrate its first - ever “ Trolleyfest , ” following in the
footsteps ...

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Light Rail Transit

Its characteristics and applications are analyzed relative to the communities in
which it is an integral element . ... Other terms popularly applied to VT include “
heritage trolley , " " historical streetcar , " and combinations of these terms . ...
Consider existing transit President's Conference Committee ( PCC ) streetcar
operations such as those in Philadelphia , Pittsburgh , Toronto Harbourfront , and
Newark in ...

Light Rail Transit

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Railfan Railroad

BOOK DEPOT THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD PHILADELPHIA TROLLEYS
PASSENGER TRAINS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ... s Streetcars ( soft ) (
C00082 ) $ 21.95 Connecticut Co. ... 29.95 Grand Trunk Heritage # 2 ( C00066 ) .

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Colorado Heritage

SPECIAL AGT ' s NEW YORK CHICAGO PHILADELPHIA இன SOYERMAN -
WHEEL CO CHICOPEE FALLS , Mass . ... So ubiquitous was the bicycle that it
threatened the city ' s streetcar companies , which in 1900 claimed a million
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Almanac of Architecture Design 2006

... 304 Portland Art Museum, 330 Portland International Airport Terminal Access
Program, 283 Portland Streetcar Project, 168 ... and Heritage Center (Mercer),
159 Silver Lake Commons (Pittsburgh), 85 South Broad Street Plan* (
Philadelphia), ...

Almanac of Architecture   Design 2006

Author: James P. Cramer

Publisher: Greenway Communications

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Transportation Equity Act

( 22 ) Philadelphia - Schuylkill Valley Metro Rail . ... ( 26 ) Sacramento - South
Corridor LRT Extension ( Phase 2 ) , Meadowview to Consumnes River College .
( 27 ) Salt Lake City ... ( 42 ) Dayton - Aviation Heritage Corridor Streetcar Project
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Public Works History in the United States

Warner , Sam B . , Jr . Streetcar Suburbs : The Process of Growth in Boston , 1870
- 1900 . ... American Heritage , 30 ( Feb . - March 1979 ) ... Warner discusses
three eras of Philadelphia ' s history : 1770 - 1780 , 1830 - 1860 , and 19201930 .

Public Works History in the United States

Author: American Association for State and Local History

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : American Association for State and Local History

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Pennsylvania Heritage

Fields Cook , an African American minister from Alexandria , Virginia , arrived in
Philadelphia on a January evening and proceeded ... The clerk , Upton S.
Newcomer , informed the minister that there were no vacancies , but allowed
Cook to sit in a room adjoining his office . ... between the Commonwealth having
desegregated streetcars in 1867 , which resulted in LeCount's victory , and the
right of inns to ...

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Labor s Heritage

3 The injury did not diminish the twenty year old ' s appetite for this type of work .
Later that year , he directed over 2000 strikebreakers and helped destroy a
streetcar strike in Philadelphia . One of his duties was to keep the books and
manage ...

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