Item No: pdcl00167
Title: Chestnut Street at Broad
Additional Title: Chestnut Street at Broad, circa 1902
Historic Street Address:
Broad and Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"Like other corners in Philadelphia's business district, this too was occupied by a colorful variety of enterprises long since displaced. Here on the site that was soon to be occupied by Girard Bank, are a brokerage, a shooting gallery, a lunch room, an oriental rug salesroom and a Pennsylvania Railroad ticket office. The brokerage displays a poster announcing an international cricket match between 'Marylebone Cricket Club and the Gentlemen of Philadelphia.'"--OPEP, p. .
The building, with signs: "Geo. B. Newton & Co., North American Building, Lehigh Coal"; "New Bingham Hotel Roof Garden." Business in building: "J.B. Fleshman & Co., stocks, bonds, grains & cotton"; "H.F. Bachman & Co., Bankers & Brokers." Other stores on the left: lunch room, Pennsylvania Railroad ticket office. On the right, a shooting gallery. Two large posters announce: "International cricket match, Haverford Merion Cricket Club grounds, Marylebone Cricket Club and the Gentlemen of Philadelphia, Jul. 28, 29, 31, admission 20 cents." Two fire hydrants on sidewalk, across the street a woman on sidewalk near mailbox. Trolley tracks on street.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.