Northeast corner of Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue, 1872

Philadelphia, Pa.

The central building in the painting, on the corner carries signs for "Broad St." and "Coates St." To the left, on Broad St. stand 7 or 8 covered delivery wagons, all but one unhorsed. Possibly this was the area of a livery stable. To the far right a horse trolley destined for Green & Coates Streets comes into view. There are numeous adult figures in the scene. A free-standing sign on the corner has a white horse painted on it. Possibly this advertises the corner building as an inn or restaurant.

According to "Street Names of Philadelphia", "Old Coates Street became Fairmount in 1873, between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers."

from "Street Names of Philadelphia", by Robert I. Alotta, p. 59. Ref. Uy8/99665/O.


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