First Old Presbyterian Church, 1884

A few doors below Bainbridge formerly Shippen Street.

Seventh Street at Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

At the corner is a three-storey building with the sign "Cheap John" over the open door. Next is the red brick church. It sits behind a high wrought iron fence which is damaged. The church appears to be closed; the first floor window shutters are closed, as are the shutters of the side window on the second floor. Two headstones are visible in the small cemetery beside the church. The adjacent building sells lager beer. The Union Line horsecar #3 is headed for the Navy Yard. Almost all the people in this scene appear to be African-American, including a man selling vegetables (?) from his one-horse cart.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.137 /evans/plc137.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000