Saturday, November 4, 2023

Upper Darby 69th Street Development 100 years ago

Looking for some help, please. This is the Jackson Restaurant in 69th St. area. Looking for a location and address.

Note: Upper Darby Twp. was growing  at a fast rate 100 years ago with farms being bought and turned into real estate overnight. An example below.


 November 6, 1923 


Building Operation in Upper Darby Township to Cost About $600,000

          Thomas T. Turbill of Philadelphia has sold to Robert Kellough, a prominent real estate man of the upper end of Delaware County, a large plot of ground in the Sixty-Ninth Street section.  It contains about one hundred building lots, each 30 x 100 feet and is situated at Long Lane, Marshall Road and Church Lane.

          Mr. Kellough announced this morning that he will begin immediate construction of two-story dwellings, of seven and nine rooms, modernly equipped.  The homes will range in price from $10,000 and $18,000, which means that with the $80,000 cost of the lot, the entire operation will exceed $600,000.

          This operation is one of the biggest in recent months in Delaware County and situated at the Sixty-Ninth Street Gardens, near the Elevated Terminal, which is in this county, that section receives one of the biggest boosts in its sensational development.

          A few years ago, Philadelphians went out there to view the “truly rural county.  In rapid succession development after development with the result that the Sixty-Ninth Street section is one of the modern real estate miracles of this county and of any Philadelphia suburb.

          Mr. Kellough is interested heavily in Upper Darby Township holdings and this latest big operation will give him one of the finest groups of homes in the country.



  1. Terminal Square and Brief Ave is the location

  2. 7053 Bywood Ave. , cross street is Brief Ave.