Jeff Abrahamson on 19 May 2005 16:18:32 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Drexel MCS Society Debate

On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 09:51:17AM -0400, Walt Mankowski wrote:
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> On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 11:55:46PM -0400, Eric Lucas wrote:
> > I cannot confirm the Woodland part (before my time?) but it is indeed in
> > the block between Chestnut and Market on 32nd... I had Physics there back 
> > in the 80's.
> What used to be Woodland Avenue is now the diagonal path starting at
> 32nd and Chestnut and running through Drexel's quad and Penn's campus
> to 38th St. just south of Spruce.  It becomes a real street again
> somewhere around 39th St.
> Woodland Ave. has been gone since the 70s, but you can still see
> traces of it in both the path and the various oddly-shaped triangular
> buildings along its route.

I thought the closure was closer to 1960?  Anyway, either Locust or
Woodland was closed in 1959 by Penn with a one-time closing fee of $1
million paid to the city, iirc from a search a once did at the Penn


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