Philadelphia Dispensary, 1882

Founded MDCCLXXXVI (1786)

Fifth or Sixth Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

The two-storey red brick building is viewed from the opposite side of the street. It has a grand white entrance with marble steps and wrought iron railings. The name "Philad. Dispensary Founded MDCCLXXXVI" is across the front above the second floor. To the right in the adjacent brick building is the office of C. Shapley, Attorney at Law. Next right are two red brick buildings, one of which has a display window. To the left of the dispensary is a very grand gray building with a portico above the street level. A horsecar which has Kensington as its destination is passing. There are about fifteen adults in view.

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updated by BMC July 18, 2000