Broad Street Station after fire

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Broad Street Station after fire

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01086
Title: Broad Street Station after fire
Historic Street Address: 16th Street & JFK Boulevard
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: 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.

Creation Year: 1923
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.165652
Geocode Latitude:39.954279

Creator Name: Publicity Dept., Pennsylvania Railroad - Author