Washington Square, south

Item Info

Item No: pdcl00057
Title: Washington Square, south
Additional Title: Washington Square, south & west
Historic Street Address: South Washington Square
Media Type: Cyanotypes
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The residential atmosphere of old Washington Square persists today, though few of the buildings shown here are still standing. On the site of the First Presbyterian Church and the residences at the left now stands the Hopkinson House apartment building. The meetinghouse, center, was demolished long ago, and the space taken for commercial enterprises."--OPEP, p. 60.
Notes: View of the south side of the park looking west. Man standing on treelined sidewalk looking at the camera. Construction materials and streetlamps on the edge of the sidewalk. Another man with a wheelbarrow working in the street. Surrounding the park are houses and the First Presbyterian Church with large columns.
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 Longitude:-75.1530
Geocode Latitude:39.9462