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Chestnut Street, west from 3rd Street

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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
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: 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.
Notes: 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."
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1885
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.948701
Geocode Longitude:-75.146720

Creator Name: Newell, Robert, 1822-1897 - Photographer