Item No: pdcc01397
Title: The Fairmount Market
Historic Street Address:
22nd & Spring Garden Streets, Southwest corner
Print and Picture Collection
Illustration of the Fairmount Market house on Spring Garden Street at 22nd. Shows fruit and vegetable merchants displaying their goods beneath awnings decorated with signs identifying their businesses: L. Goldberg, fancy fruits and vegetables; Costello Bros., hot house and fancy fruits. In the foreground a man and a woman carry their purchases, a man waits to let an automobile pass. Stationary vehicles include a wagon with two horses and another automobile and cart parked alongside the market. On 22nd Street a trolley car approaches the intersection.
Print published in Frank Taylor's "Old Philadelphia" series, 1915 - 1927, with accompanying caption: This long popular market house, at the southwest corner of Spring Garden and Twenty-second streets, was bought, in 1917, by the trustees of Lu Lu Temple Mystic Shrine, from the estate of Joshua Haines. The space, covering 300 feet by 265 feet upon the two streets, respectively, will be used as the site for an ornate and costly Temple of the Order. This will be undertaken when the return of Peace and normal construction conditions make the improvement timely.
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927 - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler