Front and Master Streets, Kennsington (sic)-Old Commissioners Hall, 1879

Front and Master Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.

The two-storey Commissioners Hall with cupola is the central feature of this scene. The edifice bears For Sale signs and also across the front signs advertising First Grand FAIR Schuyler Post 51 GAR(Grand Army of the Republic) Aid of Decoration Day. The building sits in a park-like setting and is surrounded by building materials, including large and small pipes. In the distant background to the left and right are other large red brick buildings and a trolley. The trolley is headed for Richmond. There are two small covered sheds on wheels bearing signs "3 Dist."Twoworkmen are in the scene and several women, one with a child. The seven trees are bare of leaves.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.090

 


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