Sunday, October 5, 2008

Then and Now: 10th and Arch looking east


Clearly, the last 94 years haven't been the greatest for the 900 block of Arch Street and in fact most of Center City east of Broad Street. Most of what wasn't lost to abandonment and neglect (like the buildings on this block) met the wrecking ball in the name of urban renewal. Consequently, little remains of the heart of downtown's old commercial and industrial core, and vestiges of its illustrious Gilded Age past have all but disappeared.

Original Image: “Historic Commission – PAB-755230-0-B.” 1914. Philadelphia City Archives. Philadelphia Department of Records. 5 Oct. 2008.

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