Northeast corner of Thirty-third and Chestnut Streets, 1880

Philadelphia, Pa.

Former Residence of Jos. Keen. Present site of Drexel Institute.

The home of Mr. Keen was 3 1/2 stories and appears to have been a townhouse which has been altered with several additions. The lower level is a place of business with several barrels out front. They are protected by a partially installed awning. Above that is a porch across the full width of the front. The addition to the west side has gothic windows on the second and third levels with closed shutters. A corresponding wing seems to have been added to the right side of the building. This is a wooden(?) building. To the right are two large glass hothouses behind a wooden fence. This fence and the fence around the corner are covered with advertising broadsides. The front of the house faces Chestnut Street. There is a wooden fence on Thirty-third Street. A yellow horsecar, marked Lancaster Road and Chestnut and Walnut, runs along 33rd Street. All but one of the trees in the scene bear leaves. There are several adult pedestrians walking along the red brick sidewalk with stone curbing.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.092 /evans/lcp092.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000