Item No: pdcl00163
Title: West End Trust Building, Broad Street at South Penn Square
Additional Title: West End Trust Building, Broad Street at South Penn Square, 1905
Historic Street Address:
Penn Square, South
Print and Picture Collection
"This was one of the last photographs to be taken of this building, which was soon to be demolished to make way for the Girard Bank complex."--OPEP, p. 168.
The building with City Hall in the background; four commercial buildings at left. Building next to West End Trust: "Kugler's Restaurant". At top of second building: "Paul Jones Pure Rye. Enjoys the largest sale of any brand of whiskey in the United States"; and lower on the building: "Lierzs Finkenauer's Beer." Third building has sign at top: "Ezra Kendall [...] At the Walnut. Jan. 30 two weeks"; below on the windows: "billiards pool"; and sign board on sidewalk: "Cigars, billiards." Fourth building: "The John A. Gallagher Company, incorporated,printers, engravers, stationers"; "typewriters supplies"; "blank book makers"; "general office outfitters". In the foreground are two horses parked with a cart, its contents being dumped. On the side of the cart: "Geo. B. Newton & Co."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Edmunds, Franklin Davenport, 1874-1948 - Photographer