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Powel House, 3rd Street, south of Locust

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Item No: pdcl00048
Title: Powel House, 3rd Street, south of Locust
Additional Title: Powel House, west side of 3rd Street between Willing's Alley
Historic Street Address: Third Street, South, 244
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "This mansion at 244 South 3rd Street was the home of Samuel Powel, mayor of Philadelphia at the time of the Revolution. Now a fully furnished museum with a Colonial-style garden, it was once threatened with demolition. Built in 1765, it is one of the finest Colonial houses in the city."--OPEP, p. 51.
Notes: Row of houses. Back of one horse-drawn cart traveling up 3rd followed by a horse entering the picture on the left. Streetcar tracks on 3rd.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1903
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9457
Geocode Longitude:-75.1467