Monday, August 25, 2014

New Homes in the Stockton Area, 1903

These homes on the NW corner of Eaton Place and North 16th Street were built about 1903 shortly before Stockton School was built in 1905. In 1895 the only homes in the area were on William Street. The rest of the area had recently been low-lying farmland, and the landowners had just finished draining the land and laying out streets.

                                            Above from the New York Daily Tribune, 1903

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Home in the Oranges, 1909

                                                  Above: an ad in the New York Times, 1909

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Grove Street Lackawanna Station, 1915 and 1917

Photos courtesy of Steamtown NHS (National Historic Site) Archives

Above and below: looking west; Firehouse #2 (Eastern Hose Company No. 2) can be seen in background at left

                        Above: looking east toward Greenwood Avenue from Grove Street Station

                    Below: looking west toward North Grove Street; Maple Street bridge is in distance

                                      Below: looking east toward Greenwood Avenue

                 Below: looking NE toward Greenwood Avenue and Eaton Place intersection


                   Below: looking WNW from intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Eaton Place

                   Below: looking west on Hollywood Plaza from Greenwood Avenue

                                   More history and images of the Grove Street Station.

Roseville Lackawanna Station 1917

Photos courtesy of Steamtown NHS (National Historic Site) Archives

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ampere Lackawanna Station Area, 1915/16/21/22

Photos courtesy of Steamtown NHS (National Historic Site) Archives

                     Above: looking north on North 18th Street across intersection of 18th Street,                                                                        Springdale Avenue, and the railroad

                                Below: looking NW across Springdale Avenue intersection

      Above and below: looking east on Springdale Avenue toward Newark, Crocker-Wheeler to right, Hotel                                                                      Ampere to left

Above: looking southeast, Crocker-Wheeler on left, Ward Bakery in distant center with tall smoke stack

Below: advertising photos circa 1920; view is looking east with Ampere Station and Crocker-Wheeler in background

Below: Ampere Station with the newly  Ward's Bakery in background

Above: Hotel Ampere at corner of Springdale Avenue and Division Streeet

Below: looking NW along railroad toward Springdale Avenue with firehouse at intersecton of railroad and Springdale Avenue
             Below: left side, looking SE on Ampere Plaza; right side, looking south on Centerway street
Below: the above building on a 1911 map

                        Above: looking NW with Crocker-Wheeler on right and Ampere Station on left

                                                            Below: looking SE

                                                           Above and below: looking SE

Above: looking SE across Springdale Avenue

Below: Firehouse #4 at intersection of railroad and Springdale Ave. This building was moved a few hundred feet and eventually became the Ampere Library

Below: looking NW toward the Springdale Avenue intersection

Above and below: looking N at area between 4th Avenue and Springdale Avenue

Above: old station (1890-circa 1905)

below: new station (circa 1905-1921)

                                                          Below: detail from photo above

                                   Below: postcard photo, may be a little older than above photo

Above and below: looking NE across 4th Avenue toward Post Office

Above: 1/25/1922, looking NW on Springdale Avenue

Below: 1/25/1922, looking SE across Springdale Avenue, firehouse on left, roof of Crocker and Wheeler in background