Northwest corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets, 1879

The side of the corner building facing Chestnut Street has a sign for "R. Steel Importers of Wine & Segars Fine Liquors." The sidewalks in front of this building on both streets are protected with metal awnings. Several windows on the Chestnut St. side have blue & white striped awnings and are open. Some of the windows have closed shutters; some windows have both shutters and awnings. The next building facing Broad Street is the Broadway Hotel. It advertises "On the European Plan." Its sidewalk is also covered with a metal awning. The next smaller building advertises Patterson's Sample Room. Its sidewalk is protected with a smaller retractable awning. Next is a building advertising "Billiard Tables, Taylor & Estephe Manufactory." While a frame to support an awing is installed, an awning is not in place. There is a small sign attached to the frame advertising "Awnings." The next building has the word "Lager" painted on it. It has neither awning nor frame. The last building is not identified as to occupant; it does have a blue and white striped awning in place. over the sidewalk. The upper story green shutters are all closed.

This painting is interesting because of the different architectural styles. The Chestnut Street trolley tracks are in view. There are 12 human figures in the scene.

Drawn for Ferdinand J. Dreer, 1851.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.007

 


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