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(Taxi Station Photo c. 1958 courtesy of Rocky (Hazel Hillard) Bohlmann)
"Joker" Jack Chambers, firstname.lastname@example.org,
for the following on Chester Taxi Services:
"Back in Apr 1925 when the telephone book was about 6" x 9" the back cover had a 1/4 page adv from Bell Taxi Service. They could be reached at Chester 166 for Taxi service. Cars were also available for Weddings, funerals, etc. They were listed in the book at 18 1/2 E Sixth St. (this would have been on the west side of the street, between Edgemont Ave and Welsh St.)
Bell Taxi: Would be found at the train
station at 6th & Welsh. At one time they had an office and garage on the North side of
Upland Ave, between 7th & 9th.
Yellow Cab Company: in 1925 book listed at 1214 Providence, phone:Chester 3200. Yes, I typed the address correctly. I guess back then they started Providece road numbers at 1200. It starts about 12th St. so I guess that is right. Howvever in the 1971 information they are listed at 546 Edgmont Ave, 2nd Fl, Tr2-8888, Tr4-8888, and Tr6-8888.
Yellow Cab could also be found at the
train station. I am not sure what period of time but "Ike" Beam was the
proprietor at one time. I recall they worked on the cabs in a garage on East 12th, just
west of Melrose. I keep thinking they were located at 6th & Pusey at one time. Maybe
someone can shed some light on this.
Market Square Taxi, Hung out at 3rd and Market, not sure where they worked on or parked cabs when not in use."
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