Item No: pdcl00158
Title: Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Market Street west at Penn Square
Additional Title: Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Market Street West at Penn Square, 1889
Print and Picture Collection
"This high-angle view of the famous station, built in 1881 in the heyday of monumental railroad architecture, is along Filbert Street, and shows the northern side of the old 'Chinese Wall,' which was actually the viaduct for the tracks."--OPEP, p. 163.
The station with clock tower and spires; several terminals behind station with tracks in background. Trains on tracks, one with steam rising. Streetcars on tracks on either side of station; horse drawn carriages; people on sidewalks. City in the distance.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.