Item No: pdcl00026
Title: Water Street at Spruce
Additional Title: Northwest corner of Water and Spruce Streets, looking toward Front
Historic Street Address:
Water and Spruce Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"Ale houses, oyster bars and a hotel awaited seafarers in this block of Water Street near the old Navy Yard in Southwark."-OPEP, p. 26.
A row of businesses: "Ale & retail, wines & liquors," "Boarding & lodging, [?] Ranner, 262," "Travellers Home," "Hughes Hotel, boarding & lodging, wines & liquors," and "Saffin House, oysters and refreshments." Man standing on corner; horse and cart parked in front of the Saffin House.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.