Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets

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Item No: pdcl00173
Title: Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets
Additional Title: Academy of Music
Historic Street Address: Broad and Locust Streets
Historic Street Address: Broad Street, South
Media Type: Cyanotypes
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "Built from 1855 to 1857, the American Academy of Music was the successor to the Chestnut Street Theatre as the permanent home for grand opera. Modeled after La Scala in Milan, it was acoustically the best theater in America. Down Locust Street to the right can be seen the tower of Calvary Presbyterian Church at 15th Street."--OPEP, p. 178.

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Notes: The Academy with sign boards leaning against the Broad Street side of the building. Church in the background, carriage on Locust Street, street lamp on the opposite corner of Locust and in the foreground on the left of the picture, and streetcar tracks running on Broad.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1865
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.1646
Geocode Latitude:39.9482