529 Chestnut Street

Item Info

Item No: pdcm00476a
Title: 529 Chestnut Street
Additional Title: Girard Life Insurance Company - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address: 529 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. 

The Girard Life Insurance building 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:-75.149601
Geocode Latitude:39.949161

Creator Name: Parker & Mullikin - Photographer