Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 71

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 71

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02799
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 71
Historic Street Address: Baltimore Avenue & 55th Street
Historic Street Address: Broad Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Historic Street Address: York Avenue & Fifth Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc01294, middle right [image dimensions 10.5 cm x 12.6 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing vacant land in West Philadelphia.

Caption: Illustration showing the fill that will have to be made by the owners of property at the northwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and Fifty-fifth Street.


Item pdcc01295, bottom right [image dimensions 8.0 cm x 12.0 cm]:

Printed postcard view of Broad Street from north side of City Hall. The imposing building on the left is the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Building at the northwest corner of Broad and Arch Streets. The Arch Street Methodist Church sits just beyond the Masonic Temple on the right. Shows a variety of horse-drawn vehicles in the foreground and more are visible in the distance.

Postcard No. 259. Published by National Art Views Co. N. Y. City.


Item pdcc01346, top [image dimensions 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm]:

Copy of photograph showing the west side of Broad Street looking south towards Chestnut Street.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc01360, bottom left [image dimensions 16.3 cm x 12.5 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of two photographs showing the triangle-shaped land formed by the intersection of York Avenue with Fourth and Fifth Streets. Images used in a magazine article to illustrate the city's neglect of attenuated sites created by two streets intersecting obliquely.

Caption: York Avenue runs diagonalIy betweeen Fourth and Fifth Streets, intersecting the former just below Callowhill Street, and the latter just above Buttonwood. The triangle formed by its intersection with Fifth Street is Union Square, a view of which is given above. The other view represents the intersection with Fourth Street. It, too, should be made a breathing space. One of the two drinking fountains should be kept where it is - the old one marked "Mitchell."

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.163347
Geocode Latitude:39.953194

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