Item No: pdcl00143
Title: 6th Street, north from Walnut
Additional Title: Sixth Street, north from Walnut Street
Historic Street Address:
Sixth and Walnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"These buildings and residences on the western side of Independence Square were soon to be replaced by the Curtis Publishing Company's building, which now stands on this site. The mansard roof of the Public Ledger Building can be seen in the distance."--OPEP, p. 145.
The street with row houses and buildings. To right are trees from the square. Men on sidewalk and crossing street; one woman on sidewalk. Building in foreground on the corner and next building have fire escapes. "For sale" sign on corner building and sign: "Le Roy." Man getting his shoes shined beneath the awning. Horse-drawn carriage on street and trolley car in distance.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.