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Philadelphia Land Usage Map 1942 - Courtesy of Free Library of Philadelphia
Port Royal Riding Stables
The 30 images below are only a sample from the collection of nearly 200 photos of the Port Royal Riding Stable (aka Port Royal Farm). The stable was located at 8229 Ridge Ave where the Woodmere Apartments in Roxborough stand today.
The majority of the photos were taken in the 1940s-1960s and feature horse trainers, riders, and jumpers, as well as competitions. Other photos show horse teams being trained, a dog that rides horseback, and even some farm frivolity -- or dare we say it -- horsing around.
We believe the man shown training the horses may have been owner Harry C. Rose, but we can't be certain. That's why we need your help identifying the people in the photos and/or learning more about the Port Royal Riding Stables you can share.
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Do you have local images (photos, portraits, paintings, film, etc)
that you think should be preserved with our local history? If so, we'd love to see them!
RMWHS can scan and return original images.