Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 7

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Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 7

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Item No: pdcc02735
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 7
Historic Street Address: Broad & Walnut Street
Historic Street Address: Broad Street & Girard Avenues
Historic Street Address: Broad Street & J.F. Kennedy Boulevard
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01228, top left [image dimensions 18.4 cm x 12.5 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph looking north on Broad Street from City Hall. Shows the spires of the First Baptist Church, on the left, and Arch Street Methodist Church, on the right. Also shows a partial view of the Masonic Temple on the extreme right. In the foreground a horse-drawn omnibus makes the turn northwards from City Hall Plaza.


Notes:

Item pdcc01229, top right [image dimensions 17.4 cm x 12.2 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing Broad Street looking north from Walnut. Shows City Hall with its tower still under construction, and the Girard Life Insurance, Annuity and Trust Company. Street traffic includes a carriage drawn by two horses in the foreground and horse-drawn omnibus approaching in the distance.


Notes:

Item pdcc01230, bottom [image dimensions 12.7 cm x 16.5 cm]:

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:39.971373
Geocode Longitude:-75.159533

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