Northeast Corner of 15th Street and Chestnut

1936

"In the Civil War period there stood at the northeast corner of Fifteenth and Chestnut Streets a little old frame house which had probably been built when the surrounding area was mostly open country. When this neighborhood was built up with residences the owner had apparently added to the structure and made an eating stand. Today, even the lot on which the little house stood has disappeared with the widening of Fifteenth Street and the present day structure shown actually occupies the lot on which the store with an awning stands in the old picture."

-- Philadelphia, Then and Now. H.B. McIntire, 1936

The 'Then' image was most likely the Kennedy watercolor included in this timeline at 1864.