Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. Map

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. Map

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01054
Title: Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. Map
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This ca. 1935 sketch map of public transit routes along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is on page 3 of a pamphlet published by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co.  The pamphlet explains:  "...the fact that the Parkway is a diagonal thoroughfare tends to confuse the normal street pattern with which we are familiar.  The an attempt to clarify this pattern and to show the many transportation lines which serve the Parkway."  Apparently, the public needed coaxing to visit the impressive buildings on "Philadelphia's Parkway,...which is probably more often admired than utilized." 

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.

Creation Year: ca. 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170096
Geocode Latitude:39.957252

Creator Name: Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. - Compiler