Castner Scrapbook v.10, Transportation, page 33

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Castner Scrapbook v.10, Transportation, page 33

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02557
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.10, Transportation, page 33
Historic Street Address: 243 South 4th Street
Historic Street Address: Broad & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00954, top [image dimensions 17.0 cm x 19.0 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of photograph showing the interior of the train shed looking east toward the headhouse at Broad and Market Streets. The train shed was designed by Wilson Brothers Company, and constructed in 1892. It had the largest single span of any station roof in the world - 304 feet. It was 591 feet long and 112 feet high. On June 11th, 1923 the train shed was destroyed by fire. The station, and its long elevated stone track bed (the "Chinese Wall") remained until 1953.

Building demolished: YES


Notes:

Item pdcc00955, bottom left [image dimensions 12.2 cm x 10.5 cm]:

Depicts the four story building used as the general office of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company until it moved to its new home in the Broad Street Station in 1894.


Notes:

Item pdcc00956, bottom right [image dimensions 8.0 cm x 7.5 cm]:

Shows the four story building used as the general office of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company until it moved to its new home in the Broad Street Station in 1894.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.946145
Geocode Longitude:-75.147957

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.10
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Wilson Brothers & Co. - Architect