Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Port Richmond Project Part 5: (Port) Richmond Avenue between Richmond Terrace and Church Street

Okay, I'm hooked now on presenting way more of Port Richmond's commercial past than I had planned. It's just too cool to pass on. I've been very happy with the responses I've gotten. Folks who grew up in the neighborhood have stepped right up and provided information on several of these long gone stores. I'm looking forward to what people have to tell us about this batch of buildings.

By the way - all the old pictures are from the CSI SI Archive and specifically from the tax photos taken in the late 30s and early 40s.


This picture's from 2007. Sometime in the last twenty years, the old Toscana sign was exposed.

As you can see, this building is now gone. I'm not sure when it was torn down. As late as 2007 (see below), it was still there.

1917 Tax Map 


Dulce Amada said...

The building you say was torn down: I worked in the area in 2013, the last time I remember seeing that building was in 2014. I have a picture of the area somewhere on my phone, but it was definitely demolished because there's no reported incidents in this area besides one building on that street burning down.

Dulce Amada said...

The building that was once there was called R.C. Van Name, it was one of four located throughout the island.