Sunday, October 5, 2008

Then and Now: 16th and Market looking west


To anyone unfamiliar with Philadelphia's 20th century history the above photo can be pretty misleading. The intense development of the Market West office district over the past 50 years took place during the worst years of the city's overall decline.

Original Image: “Department of City Transit-39750-0.” 1959. Philadelphia City Archives. Philadelphia Department of Records. 5 Oct. 2008.

1 comment:

Erica said...

It's s shame the movie theater is gone! Old theaters have so much more character than modern ones.