Item No: pdcl00119
Title: Chestnut Street, west from 3rd Street
Additional Title: Chestnut Street, west from 3rd Street, circa 1885
Historic Street Address:
Third and Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
The area of Chestnut Street between 2nd Street and Independence Hall at 5th was often called Bankers' Row. Two famous buildings by architect Frank Furness are visible here: the Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company, left, next to Christy's, and the National Bank of the Republic, right, next to the lamppost."--OPEP, p. 124.
The street with businesses on both sides. Trolley tracks, carriages and horses in street; people, street lamps and telephone poles on sidewalk. Firms include: "Wm ... Christy's [&] Sons Bla[nk] Book Makers and Stationers" ; "Blank book makers" ; "Stationers" ; "Grattans Printing & Binding Rooms" ; "Blacksmith shop" ; "Thac ... ara's Oyster & Lunch Room, J.T. Harke ... Manager."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Newell, Robert, 1822-1897 - Photographer