Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront
Despite Noble Street's poor condition today, it was a major Philadelphia roadway until the 1960s. But most of the route ahead of us, past Front Street towards the west, is gone. This was another consequence of Interstate 95 and urban renewal projects on the other side of the superhighway.
Noble Street may have been named after the early English surveyor Richard Noble. But it was commonly known as Bloody Lane in the late 1700s and 1800s because a murder had been committed somewhere along its length.
On an unrelated--but still connected--note, the Philadelphia City Morgue was situated on the corner at Front Street in the late 1800s.