Academy of Music and Horticultural Hall, Broad Street at Locust

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Academy of Music and Horticultural Hall, Broad Street at Locust

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Item No: pdcl00174
Title: Academy of Music and Horticultural Hall, Broad Street at Locust
Additional Title: Academy of Music and Horticultural Hall, Broad Street at Locust, circa 1880
Historic Street Address: Broad and Locust Streets
Historic Street Address: Broad Street, South
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "Another view of the Academy of Music shows Horticultural Hall, left, which was the meeting place of the Association of Philadelphians for the Advancement of Horticultural Interests. This group of 'gentlemen gardeners' was organized in 1827 to protect and advance the cause of the gardening and fruit-growing industries in Pennsylvania. The building shown here was opened in 1865."--OPEP, p. 179.
Notes: The Academy with additional roof, supported by posts, over sidewalk at the main entrance. Horticultural Hall in background. Two people can be seen standing in front of the hall. Two people walking on the sidewalk on the corner by the Academy and one man with top hat in the foreground. Fire hydrants on either side of Broad Street. Streetcar tracks run on Locust and Broad.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1880
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.948205
Geocode Longitude:-75.164513

Creator Name: Bromley, A. H., Jr. - Photographer