Broad Street at South

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Item No: pdcl00178
Title: Broad Street at South
Additional Title: Big red house, Broad and South Street, northwest corner
Historic Street Address: Broad and South Streets
Historic Street Address: Broad Street, South
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The mansions of South Broad Street were thought at the time they were standing to indicate the direction in which society was moving. The three mansions viewed here northward from South Street are (left) the 'Big Red House' of J. Rhea Barton, M.D., and the residences of Francis T. Sully Darley (musician and grandson of Thomas Sully) and John Grover [sic] Johnson, lawyer and art connoisseur. In 1914 the Barton residence was for sale, and the other two houses were also removed within the next two decades."--OPEP, p. 183.
Notes: View of a row of mansions with City Hall in the distance. Motorcar parked on Broad, men and boys standing on street and sidewalk. Horse-drawn carriage and motorcars on Broad. Streetcar tracks running on South Street in the foreground.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1914
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.943798
Geocode Longitude:-75.165668