North side Chestnut [Street] between Seventh & Eight Streets

As it looked in 1851.

Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

This watercolor is in gray and white tones only. To the left is #231, "D. A. Warden," a shop selling pianos and melodeons. Next right is Mr. Moore's store selling "Fancy Staionary" (sic). Next right is the "Masonic Temple, Rebuilt 1855," which stands a bit behind the stores facing the sidewalk. The building has gothic windows and quatrefoil designs. Next right is "A. Hildebrant," a basket business. Next is the "Washington House," a five-storey building. This is adjacent to a building bearing the names of "A. F. Class and Tyndale & Mitchell," whose businesses are not identified. The address is #219. Two street lamps stand curbside in front of the temple. There are ten pedestrians in the scene.

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updated by BMC July 18, 2000