The "Chinese Wall" of the P.R.R. Divides the City in Two.Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Item No: pdcc00988
Title: The "Chinese Wall" of the P.R.R. Divides the City in Two.Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Color illustration from the June 1936 issue of Fortune magazine showing a scene outside the Broad Street Station. The "Chinese Wall" was a long one-story viaduct that carried trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad into the station.. The structure, with its pedestrian unfriendly archways effectively divided the city in two and stymied the development of its western side.
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.10
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler