Broad Street, North from Girard Avenue

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Broad Street, North from Girard Avenue

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Item No: pdcc01230
Title: Broad Street, North from Girard Avenue
Historic Street Address: Broad Street & Girard Avenues
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph of Broad Street, looking north from Girard Avenue. Shows people on the sidewalk and crossing the street in this fashionable neighborhood of grand residences. Also shows a horse-drawn omnibus making its way up the street and a wagon decorated with advertising making a turn onto Girard Avenue. Just beyond the avenue on the left is the mansion owned by P. A. B. Widener, a wealthy businessman who invested in public transit systems. Visible across the street is the residence of W. L. Elkins. Together, the notable Philadelpians founded the Philadelphia Traction Company, and created public transit systems in major cities in the United States.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.971446
Geocode Longitude:-75.159451

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.12
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler