Photograph of the Parkway in course of construction 1919

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Photograph of the Parkway in course of construction 1919

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Item No: pdcp01057
Title: Photograph of the Parkway in course of construction 1919
Additional Title: Photograph of the Parkway in course of construction taken from top of City Hall tower in 1919
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

This image is a page from the book: The Fairmount Parkway : a pictorial record of development from its first incorporation in the city plan in 1904 to the completion of the main drive from City Hall to Fairmount Park in 1919 ... / Fairmount Park Art Association. Philadelphia, 1919.

The photograph is a 1919 aerial view of the Parkway-in-progress, taken from the top of City Hall.  One of the most significant buildings spared by the construction is the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul, its prominent dome still highlighting the urban landscape of the evolving Parkway.  To see the same view in 1907, prior to the construction of the Parkway, see item #pdcp01056.

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: 1919
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.957252
Geocode Longitude:-75.170096

Creator Name: Fairmount Park Art Association - Compiler