Skating Rink, 1884

Chestnut Street west of 23rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

This is a view of Chestnut Street from a high vantage point showing the double horsecar tracks with horsecars on them. The skating rink is a large red brick building, surrounded by a lumber yard. Next to that is the "L. Power Wood Working" business. Left, across the street on the corner is an unidentified tavern. The #20 horsecar has Fairmount Park as its destination. There are several pedestrians in this scene.

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updated by BMC July 18, 2000