Welcome! On this site you will find historical information on the properties found in three water sketches credited to James E. Taylor. All of these locations are in Center City, Philadelphia, PA. Click on each thumbnail image to learn the history of that place.

Southwest Corner of 2nd and Lombard Streets
500 South 2nd Street
Painted in 1861

These watercolor sketches are part of a larger unpublished collection found at the Winterthur Library in Winterthur, DE.
Northeast Corner of 4th and Lombard Streets
431 South 4th Street
Painted in 1861
This website is part of a larger project, of which a summary can be found here.

Northeast Corner of 5th and Gaskill Streets
511 South Street
Painted in 1861
This website was created to satify the requirements for :
HSPV 600: Historic Documentation and Archival Research.
University of Pennsylvania
Fall 2005
This website and all of its contents are for educational purposes only.