Then and Now: Recognize this Place

Guess the location where this photograph was taken.

The Library of Congress provided this photo. Can you name the spot where it was taken? Give the address or just name the building. We'll reveal the location next Wednesday at 6 a.m.

About this column: This column will appear weekly on Wednesday. A picture from the past will be presented. Guess where it is in the comments, and then find out the answer the following Wednesday. Happy guessing!

sharon February 21, 2013 at 12:24 AM
photo taken at the bottom of sliverwood st top is Krams ave
joan February 21, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Sharon is right. I used to live near there.
S Henderson February 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Ridge ave near wissahickon trend station it go down to Main st
Timothy M. Garrity, REALTOR February 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM
I agree with S Henderson. This is right below the "Welcome to Main Street" sign at the fork where Ridge & Main separate. In front of the now movie theater.
john February 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM
I agree, on Main by the CVS.
Todd February 21, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Joan and Sharon are right. I used to live 50 feet from those steps.
Joan Grady Gindhart February 21, 2013 at 02:18 PM
This is the 100 steps from Roxborough Ave to Tower St in Manyunk
T. Fox February 21, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Krams to Silverwood. The steps going to main street have a tunnel with them. I believe.
ML February 21, 2013 at 03:33 PM
What is "old" about this photo, besides the date when it was taken? This looks EXACTLY the same now.
Dennis McGuinn - Realty Broker Direct February 21, 2013 at 03:42 PM
I do believe that they are the steps that go from the 200 block of Pensdale St to the 4000 block of Terrace Street, I do believe
Drosty Cups February 21, 2013 at 04:03 PM
They are, without question, the steps that go from Ridge Avenue down to Main Street. The top of the steps are directly across from the Wissahickon Train Station and lead to Main Street right by the CVS.
Linda February 21, 2013 at 04:12 PM
i think it's the steps from Ridge AVe to Main Street, across from the Wissahickon Train station
burnembrndn February 21, 2013 at 04:56 PM
What is old is the fact they actually look maintained.
Cathy K. Partridge February 21, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Ridge Ave. to Main St.
james koslosky February 21, 2013 at 06:47 PM
hi dennis. ridge to main.
patricia m siembora February 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM
ridge to main across from movies. above the philadelphia guild of handweavers and next to what used to be Wilde Yarns.
Cathy K. Partridge February 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Silverwood to Krams. My first guess - Main Street was wrong. Drove by today to check.


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