Item No: pdcl00085
Title: United States Post Office, Market Street at 9th
Additional Title: U.S. Post Office, 9th, Chestnut and Market Streets
Historic Street Address:
Ninth and Market Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"Built between 1873 and 1884, the United States Post Office and Federal Building stands on what was once the site of the University of Pennsylvania. The building shown here was replaced in 1935 by the present structure."--OPEP, p. 89.
The post office on the corner, commercial buildings on the right. Street cars, trolley tracks, automobiles, horses and people in the
streets. Signs on commercial buildings:
"D. Klein & Bro." ; "Kayser & Allman wallpaper" ; "Jacob Miller Sons & Co."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.