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Broad Street at Filbert, North Penn Square

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Item No: pdcl00152
Title: Broad Street at Filbert, North Penn Square
Additional Title: Northeast corner Penn Square, Broad and Filbert Streets; site of Masonic Temple, 1860
Historic Street Address: Broad and Filbert Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "Standing on the site where the Masonic Temple was soon to be built were a number of small depots that received supplies from larger industries located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River. From this point coal, ice, produce and grain were distributed to residents of the immediate area and to other parts of the city. The Arch Street Methodist Church can be seen at the left. The photo can be dated by the theatrical posters on the billboards."--OPEP, p. 159.
Notes: Commercial buildings and a church along the street. Trolley tracks in street and a railroad car. Firms include: "George Cookman &c Depot ... & Commision Merchant" ; "Waverly Ice Co. Depot" ; "Lehigh & Schuylkill" ; "J. Blacksmiths Coal" ; "Coal from the J. Evans family coal yard" ; "... coal carefully prepared for family use."
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1867
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.953343
Geocode Longitude:-75.163337

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.12
Creator Name: McMullin, Samuel, 1819- - Photographer