Item No: pdcl00153
Title: Penn Square, northwest corner
Print and Picture Collection
"This photograph was taken when the area around Penn Square was largely residential, just before the present public buildings were erected. It shows the site at Merrick Street (now Broad along West Penn Square) from Filbert to Market, upon which Broad Street Station was built."--OPEP, p. 159.
Block of row homes with trees and street lamps on sidewalk. Streetcar tracks on street. Building on the right has sign above the first story: "School of Design."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.