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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

1952: MOOSE HALL AND PARKING LOT U.S. POST OFFICE ROOF

Here's another incredibly interesting roof top photo looking down on E. State Street with a portion of the Moose Hall shown on the right. However, I am completely puzzled by that wooded area in the background and appeal to a visitor familiar with the area to help us to identify that portion of this exquisite R.C. Maxwell photo.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom, It's the Mercer Cemetery.

Tom Glover said...

Thank you, "anonymous;" I had a problem seeing So. Clinton Avenue...in fact, lost all sense of direction with that graphic.

SJBill said...

The picture was taken from the top of the Federal Building, where George Whitely ran the local US Weather Bureau Station.

Tom Glover said...

I remember him well, Bill. As I recall he wasn't the sharpest knife in the meteorologic drawer with his weather reports.

SJBill said...

Now that I look at the billboard over the diner, it always seemed to be an ad for Gretz Beer. The Gretz brewery used to be in Germantown, Philly, relocated to Norristown over 50 years ago and is moving to Hatfield, PA.

David Fox said...

The wooded area behind the parking lot is Mercer Cemetery that front on Clinton Ave. Some of my ancestors are buried there including Samuel Fox and members of the Briest family. The cemetery lost popularity to places like Riverside and Greenwood cemeteries in the 20th century.

David H. Fox

Tom Glover said...

Thank you for the interesting comment, David. Each of these comments add to the historic value of this website.

Tom