Laniganville, Girard Avenue, 1884

Girard Ave. & 37th St., Philadelphia, Pa.

The Girard Ave. trolley crosses the lower margin of this country scene. It travels to Memorial Hall. Two parallel roads travel vertically. At the left is 37th Street which appears to be a raised dirt road. The parallel road is the two-track railroad which a train advancing toward the viewer. It has just come under a railroad bridge in the distant and a train is traveling on that as well, heading in the direction of the Zoological garden at the left margin. Telegraph poles are strung out along this railroad track. A cluster of dwellings on either side of the railroad tracks comprise Laniganville.

Location: Library Company Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.135 /evans/plc135.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000