Item No: pdcl00131
Title: View of 10th Street, south from Sansom
Additional Title: Jefferson Medical College, 10th Street
Historic Street Address:
Washington Square West
Print and Picture Collection
"Prominent in this picture of 10th Street is Jefferson Medical College's neoclassical portico, designed and added to the building by architect Napoleon Lebrun in 1845. The vast complex of the present Thomas Jefferson University now stands on this site and on properties extending south beyond Locust Street and west to 11th."--OPEP, p. 136.
The street. Building with large columns with houses and commercial facilities on either side. Building to right: "James Keenan, boot maker." Street lamps on sidewalk; trees along sidewalk across street; streetcar tracks run along 10th.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.