Sketches of Philadelphia in 1861:

Watercolors by Taylor

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Timeline for 1723 Market Street, 1812-1914

 

2008, 2010, and 2012 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA (left to right).

Watercolor by Taylor (1861). Image courtesy of the Winterthur Library.

Printable PDF version of the Timeline

1723 Market Street Overview

1700 Market Street Block Overview

 

Date Owner Building/Lot/Event Source

1812

 

Grantor: Richard Wistar


Grantee: William Lewis Wistar

 

March 3, 1812: Property sold.

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N10118

 

1829

 

 

 

 

 

September 26, 1829: A lot on North side of High Street, 173 feet east of Schuylkill 5th surveyed for Richard Wistar.

 

 

 

 

Third District Fire Insurance Surveys; 55-Div. 3G,

 

 

 

 

1859

 

 

 

 

 

Building stretches halfway to back of lot

Two-story wood framed-dwelling with store underneath

 

Hexamer and Locher Atlas 1860, Volume 2

1861   Watercolor sketch by Taylor of three unidentified buildings.

Winterthur Archives.

1874  

Building no longer extant.

Lot used by Galloway and Graff Pottery at 1725 Market Street.

G.H. Jones & Company Map of Philadelphia, Vol. 3, 1875.
1886  

Lot used by Galloway and Graff Pottery at 1725 Market Street.

Contains masonry drying oven and one-story stable (stable: brick and wood frame with shingle or wooden roof).

E. Hexamer and Sons Atlas, 1887

1891

 

 

 

 

Grantor: William Lewis Wistar


Grantee: Pennsylvania Railroad Company

 

 

 

 

 

March 5, 1891: Property sold.

Photos of Pennsylvania Railroad Construction along Market Street

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N10118

 

 

 

 

 

1914

 

 

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Freight Depot and Shed

 

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Freight Depot and Shed

Photo of Freight Depot and Shed in 1915

E. Hexamer and Sons Atlas, Vol. 2, 1915

Photo of Freight Shed and Depot in 1915, Philadelphia City Archives

Last Updated December 11, 2004.