Bell Tavern, 48 South 8th Street

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Item No: pdcl00079
Title: Bell Tavern, 48 South 8th Street
Additional Title: Bell Tavern, 48 South 8th Street
Historic Street Address: Eighth Street, South, 48
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "Built before 1828, this small tavern, described as a "hole in the wall," is said to have been a popular gathering place for politicians. James Boylen, whose name is on the sign beneath the window, was the owner after 1845.--OPEP, p. 82.
Notes: The building surrounded by other buildings. Barrels lining sidewalk in front. Sign: "Jas. Boylen's Bottleing cellar for porter ale, cider of ... quality, NB Empty bottles bought here."
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1859
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.1537
Geocode Latitude:39.9509

Creator Name: Richards, F. De B. (Frederick De Bourg) - Photographer