Item No: pdcm00509
Title: 20-22 South 5th Street
Additional Title: 5 Story Commercial Building - Mall Project A
Historic Street Address:
20-22 South 5th 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 building 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: Variety Sandwich Shop Restaurant, American Shuffleboard Co., Hershman's Men's Clothing.
Parker & Mullikin - Photographer