Northwest corner of Fifteenth and Race Streets, 1873

Philadelphia, Pa.

The corner buildings facing both streets are wooden. The one-storey building advertises "Wine, Liquor, Ale." The three other wooden buildings, two and a half stories do not carry business signs. To the right are three-storey, modest, red brick townhouses. To the left on the other street is a four-storey red brick, much grander, townhouse. Its marble steps have wrought iron railings, and the doorway is trimmed in marble. One of the windows has a blue and white awning. The shutters on all other windows but one are closed against the sun. There are three adults in the scene. Horsecar tracks are installed on both streets. The brick sidewalk has gray stone curbing. The sewer drain is exactly at the corner.

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updated by BMC July 18, 2000