Item No: pdcm00467a
Title: 501 Chestnut Street, Northwest Corner at 5th Street
Additional Title: Scottie's Restaurant (Back view) - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address:
501 Chestnut Street, Northwest corner
Print and Picture Collection
This July 1949 image was taken as part of the preparation for beginning "Mall Project A," for creating what became Independence Mall—the three blocks north of Independence Hall, bounded by Chestnut, Race, 5th and 6th Streets. Old City Hall can be seen in the background.
Scottie's Restaurant was among the many buildings purchased and demolished to create the First Block, the block immediately north of Independence Hall; the block was completed in 1954.
Parker & Mullikin - Photographer