Broad Street looking towards Chestnut - Elevated View.

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Broad Street looking towards Chestnut - Elevated View.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01234
Title: Broad Street looking towards Chestnut - Elevated View.
Historic Street Address: Broad & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Halftone reproduction on newsprint of a photograph showing an elevated view of South Broad Street looking towards City Hall. The high-rise in the center of the picture is the 21 story North American Building. Designed by James H. Windrim as the headquarters of the newspaper, The North American, it was the tallest building in the city when it was completed in 1900. A year later, when this photograph was taken, its height was surpassed by the newly finished City Hall. At a height of 548 ft., City Hall remained the tallest building in Philadelphia until the construction of One Liberty Place in 1987.


Creation Year: ca. 1901
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949357
Geocode Longitude:-75.164341

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