Sketches of Philadelphia in 1861:

Watercolors by Taylor

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Timeline for 1727 Market Street for 1850-1914

 

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

1727 Market Street Overview

1700 Market Street Block Overview

 

Date Owner Occupant Building/Lot/Event Source
1850    

September 17, 1850: Lot on the North Side of High Street 63 feet east of Schuylkill 5th for surveyed for Elam F. Witmar

 

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

 

1852

E.F. Witmer, Forwarding and Commission Merchant, Market East of Schl. 5th

 

    Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036

Philadelphia Wholesale Merchants and Artisans Business Directory for 1853

1854

Elam F. Witmer, Forwarding and commission merchant, Market E. 18th, h. 636 Vine

 

S. Nicholas, saddler, W. Market n. 18th

 

 

Boyd’s Philadelphia Business Directory for 1855

 

1857   Alfred N. Dorman, harness maker, 1727 Market   Boyd’s Philadelphia Business Directory for 1858
1858   David Longwell, saddle and harness maker, 1727 Market   Boyd’s Philadelphia Business Directory for 1859
1859   David Longwell, harnessmaker, 1727 Market   Boyd’s Philadelphia Business Directory for 1860
1860    

Wood-frame store and dwelling

Two stories in front, drops down to one story in back.

Hexamer and Locher Atlas 1860, Volume 2

 

1861     Watercolor by Taylor of unidentified houses. Winterthur Library
1864 Elam F. Witmer, commission merchant, Market n. 18th, h. 722 N. 19th David Longwell, saddler, 1727 Market, h. 24 N. 18th   McElroy’s Business Directory for 1867
1866 Elam F. Witmer, gentleman, 722 N. 19th David Longwell, harnessmaker, 1727 Market, h. 1937 Brown   McElroy’s Business Directory for 1867
1866

Grantor: Elam F. Witmer

Grantee: Nathan Brooke and Edward Pugh

 

December 1,1866: Property sold.

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036

 

1867

Grantor: Edward Pugh

Grantee: George Colket

 

 

April 2: Edward Pugh sells his half of property to George Colket

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036

 

1868   Brooke, Colkett & Co., Flour, Grain & Produce Commission Merchants

 

March 21, 1868: Advertisement for Brooke, Colket & Co, Commsison Merchants.

Company has purchased lots and consolidated 1727-1733 Market Street and constructed a 5-story warehouse on the site

Advertisement.Castner Collection, Vol. 10 p. 4. Free Library of Philadelphia

 

 

1873

Grantor: George Colket

Grantee: Caffin Colket

  September 29, 1873: Property sold.

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036

 

1875    

1727-1733 Market Street: Flour and Grain Warehouse

Five-story brick warehouse

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

 

1880

Grantor: Nathan Brooke

Grantee: Caffin Colket

 

March 7, 1880: Nathan Brooke sells his half to Caffin Colket

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036

 

1881

Grantor: Caffin Colket

Grantee: Frederick Lovejoy

 

April 25, 1881: Property sold.

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036

 

1882

Grantor: Frederick Lovejoy

Grantee: William Hassell Wilson

 

February 13, 1882: Property sold.

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036
1886

Grantor: William Hassell Wilson

Grantee: Richard D. Barclay

 

October 29, 1886: Property sold.

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036
1886

Grantor: Richard Barclay

Grantee: Pennsylvania RR Co.

 

October 30, 1886: Property sold.

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1036
1887  

Pennsylvania Railroad Flour Depot

 

1727-1733 Market Street: Pennsylvania Railroad Company . Flour Depot

5 story brick warehouse

E. Hexamer and Sons Atlas, 1887

 

1915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennylvania Railroad Company Freigh Depot and Shed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Depot and Shed takes up entire block.

Two-story building with composite roof.

Photos of Pennsylvania Railroad Construction along Market Street

Photo of Freight Depot and Shed in 1915

 

 

 

 

 

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

Photos from Philadelphia City Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated December 11, 2004