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La Pierre House, Broad and Sansom Streets

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Item No: pdcl00165
Title: La Pierre House, Broad and Sansom Streets
Additional Title: La Pierre House (alt. Lafayette Hotel) Broad Street, west side, between Chestnut & Sansom Streets.
Historic Street Address: Broad and Sansom Streets
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The same scene a few years later shows the Union League completed and paved stones laid in Broad Street. The view is to the south."--OPEP, p. 173.
Notes: The hotel with sculpture of eagle on roof; on side at top: "La Pierre House"; street lamps in front; two horses pulling carriage on street. Buildings to left of Hotel. Building to right has writing on bottom section: "[...] Real Estate Brokers and Conveyancers [...]" on left side next to door and repeated on sign on side of steps; "Ward and [...] Decorative [and] Plain Paper [...]" to right; trees on sidewalk.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1869
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9501
Geocode Longitude:-75.1642