Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Then and Now: 335-341 South Street, Philadelphia


Commercial storefront awnings, once a ubiquitous presence in North American cities, have become somewhat of a rarity on South Street. Ishkabibble's Eatery, a true South Street institution at the age of 30, was the last of its neighbors to maintain an awning and a well-preserved storefront lintel/cornice. Presumably, the lintel is still there, "temporarily" hidden behind the new sign and light fixture installed several years ago.

Original image: Howell, Charles L. "Public Works-28479-0-F." 1930. Philadelphia City Archives. Philadelphia Department of Records. 17 Dec. 2009.

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