Northeast corner of Twelfth and Spruce Streets, 1883

Torn down 1886

Twelfth and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.

There is a mix of architectural styles in this scene. A low, two storey wooden building occupies the corner lot. Segars are sold from it. To the right are two 3 1/2 storey townhouses with wrought iron railing on either side of the staircase. To the left on 12th Street, #265 houses "De Saville Painting, Glazing, Signs." Two doors to the left is "J. F. Land Carpenter & Builder." Housed in the same building is "Wood & Co. Stoves." Several stoves are displayed curbside. Two trolleys are in this scene. One travels along 12th and 16th Streets; the other, Spruce and Pine Streets. Ten adult pedestrians are visible.

Location: Library Company Philadelphia
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updated by BMC august 03, 2000