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Spruce Street, west from 4th

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Item No: pdcl00046
Title: Spruce Street, west from 4th
Additional Title: Baptist Church, south side of Spruce above 4th Street
Historic Street Address: 4th & Spruce Streets
Media Type: Salt Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The old houses shown here clustered around the old Spruce Street Baptist Church are characteristic of the early city. The church was sold to a Jewish congregation and its facade remodelled by the renowned architect Thomas U. Walter in 1851. It is now the Society Hill Synagogue."--OPEP, p. 49.
Notes: Pictured to the left of the church is the one-time home of Richard Allen, a founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and its first bishop.
Notes: The south side of Spruce Street, with houses flanking the Spruce Street Baptist Church. Streetcar tracks in the center of the street; street lamps along the sidewalk.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1859
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9449
Geocode Longitude:-75.1495