Photograph of the Parkway in course of construction 1919Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
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 Longitude:-75.170096
Creator Name: Fairmount Park Art Association - Compiler