University Buildings and Stores, 1873

Ninth and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.

Two very handsome white stone, four-storey buildings with similar facades sporting pilasters and fanlights and topped by pediments are behind a high simple wrought iron fence in a red brick(?) courtyard. Two entrances to the courtyard are visible and a third entrance is closed by two green doors. To the right is a one-storey building with an awning to the edge of the sidewalk housing "J.P. LA. Maistre's White Oak Bark Candy." The store also has walnuts, tobacco and segars. The store window further identifies the business as a confectionery. Outside numerous barrels support a table displaying piles of a red unidentifiable item. There is a yellow broadside advertising a circus. In the street a closed passenger coach with two horses is driven by a coachman with whip. There appears to be a cab stand as three closed carriages, each with two horses, stand at curbside. There are a total of twelve adults in the scene.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.057 /evans/lcp057.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000