Martinique Apartments

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00656
Title: Martinique Apartments
Historic Street Address: 1108 South 46th Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Located in Box: Allens Lane Art Center - Arcade Folder: Apartment Houses

Photographic postcard produced by Mercantile Studio, 4130 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia.

Oblique, south facing view of the Martinique Apartments. Two men with a dog pose in front of the apartment house. Further up the street two horses stand with vehicles attached. One marked 'Shute's Laundry.'

A contemporary ad for lodging in this apartment house reads:

"A MAGNIFICENT 8-ROOM APARTMENT - The finest suite in West Philadelphia is now ready: modern, fireproof building; 3 master bedrooms with tile bath, large private hall, large living room, dining room, pantry, kitchen, maid's room and toilet, front and rear porches; all outside rooms; second floor; exclusive neighborhood; rent $175. Apply janitor, on premises, the Martinique Apartments, 1108-18 S. 46th st. (below Chester ave.), or Henry Bergman, Jr. 1220 S. 53d at Woodland 5630."[1]

Evening public ledger., May 23, 1921, Night Extra, Page 25. Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Retrieved from:


Creation Year: ca. 1920
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.212161
Geocode Latitude:39.946245

Creator Name: Mercantile Studio - Photographer