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Old Posted Sep 22, 2019, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Inquizative View Post
I'm not a roofing contractor but doesn't the Bellevue Stratford (formally known as) hotel look like it's missing it's roofing shingles? Along the tops of the roof, it looks like it's just the black roofing tar paper, which would go under the roofing shingles. Or maybe that's the way it supposed to be?
Aerial views (see in atlas) don't show shingle roofs on the Bellevue anytime in the past two decades.

There were shingles in a c. 1905 photo; I downloaded the hi-res 168 meg .tif file and can see them.

Here's a snip from the image (those cool spires are gone now as well):

Detroit Publishing Co., Copyright Claimant, and Publisher Detroit Publishing Co. The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa. Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia. United States, ca. 1905. Photograph.
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