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Chestnut Street, west from 6th

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Item No: pdcl00126
Title: Chestnut Street, west from 6th
Additional Title: Public Ledger Building, southwest corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Sixth and Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "East Chestnut Street in the 1880s was the teeming center of Philadelphia's business district. This view is just west of Independence Hall. The Public Ledger Building is at the left."--OPEP, p. 131.
Notes: The Street with buildings on either side. People crowding sidewalks; horse and carriages on Chestnut; streetcar tracksrunning on Chestnut and on 6th; streetcar traveling down 6th. On north side of Chestnut are businesses: "[Ma]urice H. Power, printer", "609 Chas. Beck fancy paper and card boards", "Havana cigars", and an out-of-focus sign for real estate, notary public and insurance company. On the south side are street lamps and an electric sign on a post: "Public Ledger." On the corner of thePublic Ledger Building is a column, on its frieze is "Public Ledger," and on the column is a statue of Benjamin Franklin. Other businesses include: "[?]C. Yates & Co. Clothing;" "[?]C. Yates & Co. popular on price clothing..." and "608 The Land Title and Trust Co."
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1889
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949161
Geocode Longitude:-75.151119