Southeast Corner of 11th Street and Sansom

The 1880 Census shows that the 117 South 11th Street was occupied by a shoecutter named Oliver Bates, an Irish immigrant, and his family. However, the buildings at 113 South 11th Street and 1047 Sansom Street were listed as a dry goods store and a saloon, respectively. Because the street numbers of buildings changed frequently during this time, and because the chain of title shows that the property was once owned by a tavernkeeper and then by a dry goods store owner, it is possible that one of those other addresses was in fact the building in the watercolor.