West End Trust Building, Broad Street at South Penn Square

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West End Trust Building, Broad Street at South Penn Square

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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
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "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.
Notes: 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."
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1905
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9516
Geocode Longitude:-75.1638

Creator Name: Edmunds, Franklin Davenport, 1874-1948 - Photographer