Darby Road and Baltimore Pike, 1880

Philadelphia, Pa.

"Louis Walz Star Hotel" is the focus of this scene. It is a large, white 2 1/2 storey building with a balcony on three sides. It sits between two trolley tracks, as on an island. "Lager Beer" is advertised on the building. A horse-drawn trolley, #14, is headed for "Woodland Cemetery." A man drives an open carriage. There are a man on horseback and several pedestrians, including two children. A bucket, pump and horse trough are in front of the hotel. The trees are bare. In the background are two very large red brick buildings with mansard roofs. They appear to be too grand to be private homes. Possibly they are institutions.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.079

 


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