Item No: pdcc01399
Title: The Dock Street Market House
Historic Street Address:
Dock & Spruce Streets
Print and Picture Collection
Illustration of the Dock Street market house lined with parked horse-drawn wagons. Market traders display their wares beneath the awnings which surround the building.
Print published in Frank Taylor's "Old Philadelphia" series, 1915 - 1927, with accompanying caption: At the opening of the year 1924, when this drawing of the market house at Dock and Spruce Streets was made, this busy centre of food retailing, especially in fish, was still open for business, although lately sold. The structure is one of the few of its type yet remaining. It was built by the city and, in 1874, was purchased by William Massey, from whose estate it was bought by John H. Dart, Jr.
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927 - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler