Vanishing Philadelphia: Ruins of the Quaker City

Vanishing Philadelphia: Ruins of the Quaker City

by J.P. Webster

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ISBN-13: 9781626195936
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Series: Lost
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,268,892
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


J.P. Webster is an accomplished photographer and an avid historian. His photographs have been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the City Paper, the Northeast Times and the Germantown Crier. His are some of the most sought-after photos of Philadelphia's abandoned historical gems and industrial underbelly. He is the author of The Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry: A History of Misery and Medicine." He is also a member of the Northeast Philadelphia and Frankford Historical Societies."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Power 13

Philadelphia Electric Company's Riverside Generating Stations 15

Chapter 2 Industry 29

Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company 31

Freihofer Baking Company 39

Tasty Baking Company 49

Chapter 3 Education 55

Northeast Manual Training School/Thomas A. Edison High School 57

Chapter 4 Finance 71

Keystone National Bank/Hale Building 73

National Bank of North Philadelphia/Beury Building 81

Chapter 5 Military 87

Frankford Arsenal 89

Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 107

Chapter 6 Residential 125

Parkgate-McIlhenny Residence 127

Heidelberg/Kerlin Farm 133

Chapter 7 Memoriam 141

Mount Vernon Cemetery 143

Mount Moriah Cemetery 151

Bibliography 159

Index 163

About the Author 167

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Vanishing Philadelphia: Ruins of the Quaker City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This outstanding book combines history, nostalgia, and gorgeous photographs.  I loved it.  As it is divided into sections, you can read a little at a time, but I found it best read in order as it begins with the energy sources and ends with cemeteries. Don't miss this one. It's great! I have read Webster's first book about Byberry State Hospital. I also highly recommend this book also. But the photographs in  Vanishing Philadelphia are  incredible.