Item No: pdcm00478
Title: 531 Chestnut Street
Additional Title: Empty Lot - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address:
531 Chestnut Street
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.
This empty lot was among the many properties purchased and demolished to create the First Block, the block immediately north of Independence Hall; the block was completed in 1954.
Partial views can be seen of Ben Gurk's Restaurant (left) and Girard Life Insurance Company (right).
Parker & Mullikin - Photographer