Carlton House Demolition


Object ID#    2011.SWT.034                

Object Name     Newspaper Photo



Black and white photo of the Carlton as it is being demolished. Only about half is still standing. A traffic light can be seen at the corner, a truck is backed up to the house. A man stands on the running board of the truck as he works on the pick-up part. Another man can be seen walking along the front of the house. A car is at the intersection.

Printed on the front under the picture: “Old homesteads and shade trees make way for ‘progress.’ The / home of Mrs. A. C. Carlton, Lancaster pike and Radnor-Chester / road, St. Davids, has been torn down to widen the pike at this / point. Six lanes will extend fro the Altman-Sears stores to the / Blue Route Interchange. -- (photo by McNamara).” Handwritten on the rear: “Folder -- / Streets -- / Lancaster Ave. / T. Davids.”