Someone recently sent me the following picture:
Yes, indeed, that is a vintage photograph of our beloved Church Alley, circa 1953. Well, a part of it anyway. The photographer is looking west from around Allegheny and Belgrade, so we miss St. Adalbert and Nativity BVM. We do, however, get a lovely view of the then probably-not-Greek-to-Me Our Lady Help of Christians. It was also probably in significantly better shape then, too.
Fortunately, Port Richmond hasn't changed that much in 55 years or so. That's why this picture is nice in a quaint, happy sort of way, not a Jesus-Christ-What-Happened!?! one.
Personally, I just think the trolley tracks are incredibly cool.