Item No: pdcl00135
Title: Girard Row, Chestnut Street between 11th and 12th
Additional Title: Girard Row, Chestnut from 11th Street looking west
Historic Street Address:
Washington Square West
Print and Picture Collection
"The flag-draped building in this photograph is the headquarters of the National Union Club, which had learned of Abraham Lincoln's death a few hours before this photo was made. Girard Row was in the block between Chestnut and Market Streets and from 11th to 12th Streets. The block is now known as Girard Square. Once owned by Stephen Girard, financier and founder of Girard College, it is now the location of Community College."--OPEP, p. 140.
Row houses lining a street. One building is covered with a large American flag. A group of men is standing in front of the building. Trees line the street. Horse in cart in street as well as trolley tracks.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.