West side of Seventeenth Street above Chestnut Street, 1883

Amateur Dramatic Association, Converted into a Feed Store, 1885

Seventeenth above Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

The "American Dramatic Association" is a very imposing red brick building with a magnificent center door, painted green, and smaller side doors to either side of it. A sign "A.D.A." is above the main entrance. To the side of the building the sign "St. Joseph Ave." is affixed. Across that avenue (alley) is a handsom four-storey townhouse which has a lattice work of wrought iron railing up the entrance steps and along the front. To the right of the A. D. A. is #32 which houses "Seitz Upholster." The horsecar which comes into view travels on 17th & 19th Streets.

Location: Library Company Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.123


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updated by BMC august 03, 2000