520 Market Street

Item Info

Item No: pdcm00496
Title: 520 Market Street
Additional Title: National Hardware Co. - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address: 520 Market 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. 

National Hardware Company 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.

Businesses shown in photo: Michell's Seed House, National Hardware Co., Herbach & Rademan Appliances.

Creation Year: 1949
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.950591
Geocode Longitude:-75.149177

Creator Name: Parker & Mullikin - Photographer