Item No: pdcc00569
Title: Swept Away From The Parkway Vista
Print and Picture Collection
A panoramic view of the city from Fairmount showing land being cleared to make room for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The familiar silhouettes of City Hall and the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul are shown on the left.
Caption reads: The view south-eastward from Fairmount, in the fall of 1917, strikingly resembles war scenes in devastated Belgium. A long-busy manufacturing section is being swept from the path of the Parkway. The important structures thus removed include one public school, located at Twenty-third and Shamokin Streets, and the plants of Charles N. Harder, Erben Harding, the Jones box factory and the large mill of S. B. & B. W. Fleisher, beside scores of lesser industries and numerous houses.
A917.481 P536 v.7
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927 - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler