Northeast corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets, Now (1889) Girard Insurance Co. 1879


The white corner building with blue trim has blue and white striped awnings on the ground floor windows and doorways. Advertising on both sides of the building includes: "American District Telegraph;" District and General Telegraph Office;" "Cooks World Ticket Office;" "Excursion Tickets;" "Penna. Railroad & Bound Brook Route to New York & The East, Depot 3rd & Berks;" Philada. Wilmington & Baltimore R.R., The Only Line to Baltimore & Washington; Through Tickets to all Principal Points South & West."Thomas Cook & Son, Tourist Excursions, London & New York." "Messinger, Police and Fire Service, Day or Night." "Notes and Parcels Delivered promptly to all parts of the city;" and "Atlantic Pacific Telegraph Co."

The adjacent building is marked: "MINT, The Segar Store Sample," and "Key West." Its green window shutters are closed. Both buildings have some open windows. The five trees ling the curb have early leaves on them. There is a telegraph pole with numerous wires connected to the corner building. To the left are two five storey brick buildings (townhouses?). There is also a drinking trough(?) curbside. Horsecar tracks are in evidence. There are eleven people visible.

Drawn for Ferdinand J. Dreer, 1851.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
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updated by BMC July 18, 2000