508 Market Street

Item Info

Item No: pdcm00502
Title: 508 Market Street
Additional Title: Sam's Menswear - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address: 508 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. 

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.

Creation Year: 1949
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.149051
Geocode Latitude:39.950577

Creator Name: Parker & Mullikin - Photographer