Item No: pdcp01086
Title: Broad Street Station after fire
Historic Street Address:
16th Street & JFK Boulevard
Print and Picture Collection
The Pennsylvania Railroad's expanded Broad Street Station included this huge glass-covered train shed, the largest structure of its kind in the world at the time. A fire in 1923 almost entirely destroyed the shed. In this image, railroad workmen appear to be involved in the cleanup, with brooms and a handcart. The surviving portion of the shed, seen in this image, was taken down shortly after the photograph was taken. The station continued to operate until 1957.
Publicity Dept., Pennsylvania Railroad - Author