503, 505, 507 Chestnut Street

Item Info

Item No: pdcm00469a
Title: 503, 505, 507 Chestnut Street
Additional Title: Mall Project A
Historic Street Address: 503-507 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This 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. 

The properties in this 1949 image were 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.

Businesses shown in photo: Scottie's Restaurant, Wm. F. Murphy's Sons Co. Commercial Stationers.

Creation Year: 1949
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.149429
Geocode Latitude:39.949132

Creator Name: Parker & Mullikin - Photographer