Item No: pdcl00162
Title: Penn Square at Filbert Street
Additional Title: Penn Square at Filbert Street, 1906
Print and Picture Collection
"This view is west from City Hall, north side, into what is now John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Broad Street Station, center, was demolished in 1954. The Masonic Temple is at the right."--OPEP, p. 167.
Corner view of the Philadelphia City Hall on the left, Masonic Temple on the right across the street. Straight ahead Broad Street Station of the Pennsylvania Rail Road. Street lamps line both sides of the street. Street cars and tracks visible around the bend, as well as horse-drawn carriages. Men and women walking on sidewalks and crossing street. Two small children playing with a cart. Signs on commercial building: "Wilson-that's all" ; "El-Bart-Gin Rickey."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Smith, John Gibb - Photographer