Skating Rink, 1884

Chestnut St. west of 23rd St., Philadelphia, Pa.

This is an interesting airborne perspective of Chestnut St showing the double trolley tracks with trolleys on them. One sees the ends of the buildings on that street. The skating rink is a large red brick building, surrounded by a lumber yard. Next to that is the L. Power Wood Working business. Left, across the street on the corner is an unidentified tavern. The #20 trolley has Fairmount Park as its destination. There are several pedestrians in this scene.

Location: Library Company Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.131

 


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