Franklin

Underground Philadelphia : from caves and canals to tunnels and transit / Harry Kyriakodis & Joel Spivak

Author/Creator:
Kyriakodis, Harry.
Publication:
[Place of publication not identified], HISTORY Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
256 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Underground areas -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Underground architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Underground architecture.
Underground areas.
Centennial Exhibition.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History.
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contents:
Caves along the waterfriont of William Penn's Quaker colony
Major underground streams, canals and sewers around the city
Supplyimg Philadelphia with water and high-pressure fire service
Center City's gas and steam infrastructure
Connecting Philadelphia with electricity, telephone, and cable television service
The Pennsylvania Railroad, Broad Street Station, and the Philadelphia improvements
Reading Railroad Company and Reading Terminal
Philly's commuter rail tunnel (the "Center City Commuter Connection)
The Reading Viaduct, the City Subway Branch, the Pennsylvania Avenue Subway and tunnel, and Fairmount Park Tunnel
PRT, PTC, SEPTA, and the subway-surface routes (Green lines)
The El: Market-Frankford Elevated (Blue Line)
The Broad Street Subway and the Broad-Ridge Spur (Orange lines)
The PATCO Hi-Speedline and the Eighth Street and Locust Street Tunnels
Subways that were never built in the Quaker City
Franklin's Tunnels, the Underground Railroad, and other downtown subterranean passages
John Wanamaker's pneumatic Philadelphia
The Dock Creek caper and Willie Sutton's escape
Digging up graves in Center City: Philly archaeology.
Notes:
Includes index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gemmill fund bookplate.
Contributor:
Spivak, Joel.
ISBN:
1625859732
9781625859730
OCLC:
1053571779
Publisher Number:
99980819713
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