Philadelphia's River Wards (Images of America Series)

Philadelphia's River Wards (Images of America Series)

by George J. Holmes
     
 


Philadelphia's River Wards is the story of five remarkable neighborhoods that line the banks of the Delaware River from Vine Street to the Frankford Creek: Northern Liberties, Kensington, Port Richmond, Frankford, and Bridesburg. The first white settlers arrived in the area in the 1600s, and the population grew with the influx of European immigrants in the…  See more details below

Overview


Philadelphia's River Wards is the story of five remarkable neighborhoods that line the banks of the Delaware River from Vine Street to the Frankford Creek: Northern Liberties, Kensington, Port Richmond, Frankford, and Bridesburg. The first white settlers arrived in the area in the 1600s, and the population grew with the influx of European immigrants in the 1800s and early 1900s. Industry flourished as fabric and textile mills sprang up and shipyards and terminals lined the waterfront. In 1922, the Frankford El, a technological marvel, forever changed the face of transportation in the area, connecting the River Wards to the far reaches of the city. Philadelphia's River Wards captures this history in more than two hundred vintage photographs, rare maps, and historical drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738512129
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
406,559
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


George J. Holmes has spent years researching the history of the River Wards and is an avid collector of Philadelphia and Civil War memorabilia. He is an independent researcher, photographer, and videographer, as well as a former news photographer for the Philadelphia Public Record.

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