Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 69Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Historic Street Address: Broad Street & Germantown Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc01287, top left [image dimensions 6.9 cm x 12.6 cm]:
Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing a sidewalk and buildings at the intersection of Sixteenth Street with Passyunk and Snyder Avenues in South Philadelphia. Image used in a magazine article to illustrate the city's neglect of such attenuated sites.
Caption: Washington frequently selects as parks attenuated points caused by two streets intersecting obliquely; thus such parks are bounded on but two sides by streets. The illustration shows a Philadelphia opportunity at Sixteenth Street and Passyunk Avenue.
From an unidentified source.
Item pdcc01288, top right [image dimensions 6.8 cm x 12.5 cm]:
Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing vacant land at the intersection of Broad Street (on the right) and Germantown Avenue. Image used in a magazine article to illustrate the city's neglect of attenuated sites created by two streets intersecting obliquely.
Caption: A Pennsylvania city's neglect of a park site. Broad Street and Germantown Avenue.
From an unidentified source.
Building demolished: YES
Item pdcl00160, bottom [image dimensions 10.3 cm x 16.0 cm]:
"By the turn of the century business had moved uptown and was clustering around City Hall, which is on the extreme right in this photo. Next to it in the background is Broad Street Station. In the center foreground is the Third National Bank and an office building."--OPEP, p. 165.
The street, with commercial buildings; men walking on sidewalks; horse and carriages on street. Railroad station in background and partial view of City Hall on right. Businesses include: "The Billposting Sign Co. Phila.," "Walnut above 8th, The [Gay?] Casino Theater, the best girl of them all, A country girl...100 people," "Rustic Lunch Room, oyster & chop house, The Philadelphia Bee," "Charles L. Jones Detective Agency," "Typewriter Inspection Co.," "Sharpless & Braddock," and "Third National Bank, boxes in safe-deposit vaults -- to rent."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.165126
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.12
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
- Carriages & coaches
- Railroad stations
- City Hall
- Center City
- Commercial buildings
- Utility poles
- Broad Street Station
- Third National Bank
- Billposting Sign Co.
- Philadelphia Bee.
- Typewriter Inspection Co.
- Charles L. Jones Detective Agency
- Sharpless & Braddock
- Rustic Lunch Room Oyster & Chop House
- South Philadelphia
- Street scenes
- Horse-drawn vehicles
- Cobblestone streets
- Relief halftone (process)
- Broad Street
- Penn Square