Sketches of Philadelphia in 1861:

Watercolors by Taylor

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Overview of 1723 Market Street from 1812-1914


1727, 1725, and 1723 Street, Philadelphia, PA (left to right).

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

1723 Market Street was conveyed to William Lewis Wistar in 1812 by Richard Wistar. The property was owned by William Lewis Wistar until 1891 when it was purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

Neither Richard Wistar nor William Wistar ever occupied 1723 Marke. It appeared to have been a rental property housing an unidentified store and dwelling. By 1874, the building had been demolished and the lot was leased to the adjacent pottery, Galloway and Graff at 1725 Market Street. Amasonry drying oven and one-story wood stable was built on the lot.

The 1861 Taylor watercolor depicts the building at the time William Wistar owned it. According to the Hexamer Atlas of 1860, the building was a two-story wood-frame dwelling and store.


Timeline of 1723 Market Street

Maps of 1700 Block of Market Street

Images of Pennsylvania Railroad Company Development along the 1700 Block of Market Street


Last Updated December 11, 2004