Logan Square

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00079
Title: Logan Square
Additional Title: Philadelphia 1930s
Historic Street Address: Logan Circle
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1935 image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, showing the Philadelphia skyline, viewed across Logan Circle, on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  In the center foreground is the Swann Memorial Fountain.  Just above it in the distance is Philadelphia City Hall.  On the extreme left is a partial view of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.  To the right of City Hall is the PSFS bank building, which was given National Historic Landmark status in 1976; its iconic letters are 27 feet high.

Creation Year: ca. 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170614
Geocode Latitude:39.957895

Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer