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


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









Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ampere Lackawanna Station Area, 1915/16


                           
                     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: 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: old station (1890-circa 1905)

below: new station (circa 1905-1921)