Smith's Maple Spring Hotel, 1879

Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia, Pa.

A very grand three-storey white building, sporting a porch on two levels on the front and visible on one side, sits directly on a wide dirt road next to the creek. A fabric awning is installed across the full width of the front, and a free-standing sign, also in front, advertises "Maple Spring Hotel." To the left of the building is a low open shed to house horses and carriages and to the right is another low open shed housing two long rowboats. There are four people visible. The leaves are beginning to show in this spring scene.

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updated by BMC July 18, 2000