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