12th and Arch Streets
|God fucking Dammit!|
12th and Arch was developed in pretty much every decade since the 1830's except the last two. Large rowhomes once stood on the spot, back in the brief time period when the area to the east of pre-City Hall version of Centre Square was the ritziest in town. They became storefronts and lasted all the way up to about 1987.
|You know it's 1917 when you see fire escapes in front of rowhomes. Second points of egress were few and far between in mid-19th Century construction.|
|Here's the corner again in 1970, still rockin' the frontwise fire escapes. Hard to find them nowadays outside Old City but you still run into them once in awhile.|
|The Deadly Disappointment Lot was once MUCH larger.|
|A new building that I almost sorta like and they never fucking built it. FUCK|