Southwest corner Eighth and Sanson (sic) Street, 1882

Present site the McClures Times. Burnt down 1892.

Eighth and Sansom St., Philadelphia, Pa.

The central building here is James McColgan's International Comedy Theatre. It is of white stone, with a huge golden eagle atop it and the U. S. flag as well. It features two round gas lamps attached to the front wall, facing Sansom St. Two sandwich boards stand curbside advertising "Grand Matinee Today." To the left of the theatre, on the corner, facing Eighth St. is a five storey red brick building housing the Sunday World, Madden Bros. Whines (sic) and Liquors and English Brown Stout. E. Fizer Harness Maker is advertised on the front wall. The next left building holds C. Sauters' Furnishings Goods. Back on Sansom St., to the right of the theatre is Bergners Lager & Beer & Bancroft & Son Blacksmith. The #14 trolley runs along Sansom St. A green trolley travels along 8th St. Two telegraph poles are in the scene and numerous adult figures.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
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updated by BMC august 01, 2000