Item No: pdcm00502
Title: 508 Market Street
Additional Title: Sam's Menswear - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address:
508 Market 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.
Sam's Menswear 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: Harrison Furniture, Sam's Menswear, Coins Luggage.
Parker & Mullikin - Photographer