Item No: pdcc00954
Title: Interior of Train Shed at Broad Street Station.
Historic Street Address:
Broad & Market Streets
Print and Picture Collection
Halftone reproduction of photograph showing the interior of the train shed looking east toward the headhouse at Broad and Market Streets. The train shed was designed by Wilson Brothers Company, and constructed in 1892. It had the largest single span of any station roof in the world - 304 feet. It was 591 feet long and 112 feet high. On June 11th, 1923 the train shed was destroyed by fire. The station, and its long elevated stone track bed (the "Chinese Wall") remained until 1953.
A917.481 P536 v.10
Wilson Brothers & Co. - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler