Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 5

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 5

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00454
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 5
Additional Title: Site of City Hall
Historic Street Address: Broad and Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

pdcl00155, full page [image dimensions 20.5 cm x 27.6 cm]:

"While the Masonic Temple was being constructed, the ground in Center Square was cleared to make ready for the new City Hall. Just to the right of the Masonic Temple is the first building occupied by LaSalle College at the corner of Juniper and Filbert Streets. The railroad cars are on tracks leading to the freight depot, seen at the right."--OPEP, p. 160.


Shows Penn Square, at Broad & Market Streets cleared for the erection of City Hall, 1872. The masonic temple is shown under construction. To the right is the Pennsylvania Freight Station. The white spire is on the Arch Street Methodist Church.


Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1872
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.163475
Geocode Latitude:39.951203

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Newell, Robert, 1822-1897 - Photographer
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler