Item Info

Item No: pdch00430
Title: Construction
Historic Street Address: 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins.  Notes on the negative's envelope read:  "N.D. [no date], construction of Municipal Servies Building, Philadelphia"

This undated image shows the Philadelphia Municipal Services Building under construction.  It was built in 1962 and is located at 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.  The building was both praised by architecture critics and disliked by residents for its blocky, then-popular Brutalist architectural style.

Creation Year: 1962
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.164480
Geocode Latitude:39.954097

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer