509 Chestnut Street

Item Info

Item No: pdcm00471
Title: 509 Chestnut Street
Additional Title: Wm. F. Murphy Commercial Stationers - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address: 509 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: 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. 

Wm. F. Murphy, Commercial Stationers, 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.

Creation Year: 1949
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.149526
Geocode Latitude:39.949137

Creator Name: Parker & Mullikin - Photographer