Sketches of Philadelphia in 1861:

Watercolors by Taylor

Home 1700 Market Street 2000 Arch Street 2100 Arch Street Research/Sources


Overview of 1723 Market Street from 1812-1914


From left to right: 1727, 1725, and 1723 Street, Philadelphia, PA .Watercolor by Taylor (1861)

Image courtesy Winterthur Archives.

1723 Market Street was conveyed to William Lewis Wistar in 1812 by Richard Wistar. The property was owned by William Lewis Wistar until 1891 when it was purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

Neither Richard nor William Wistar ever occupied 1723 Market, which appears to have been a rental property housing an unidentified store and dwelling. By 1874, the building had been demolished and the lot was leased to the adjacent pottery, Galloway and Graff at 1725 Market Street. The lot housed a masonry drying oven and one-story wood stable.

The 1861 Taylor watercolor depicts a building at the time William Wistar owned it. According to the Hexamer Atlas of 1860, the building was a two-story wood-framed dwelling and store.


Detailed Timeline of 1723 Market Street

Maps of 1700 Block of Market Street

Images of Pennsylvania Railroad Company Development along the 1700 Block of Market Street


Last Updated December 11, 2004