Item No: pdcm00479a
Title: 533 Chestnut Street - Front
Additional Title: Ben Gurk's Restaurant - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address:
533 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.
Ben Gurk's was one of 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