A Street Scene in the Capital City

A Street Scene in the Capital City (HM5WC)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.929', W 75° 8.887'

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The building at the corner of Library Street is a quaint and substantial example of the old style architecture where substance and solidity were objects of the first importance.
Public Ledger, April 20, 1887
Close by the Pennsylvania State House and other important government buildings were vibrant neighborhoods which mixed the elegant with the mundane.
This historic print depicts the street in front of you in 1799, at the close of the decade when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States. Side by side with the stately public buildings and the brick houses of the wealthy were the small wooden homes of the working class. Next to Library Hall stood the unpainted shanty of a craftsman.
None of the original buildings in the drawing survive. Library Hall, with the statue of Franklin above the door has been reconstructed.
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HM NumberHM5WC
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Placed ByIndependence National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487347 N 4422086
Decimal Degrees39.94881667, -75.14811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.929', W 75° 8.887'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 55.74" N, 75° 8' 53.22" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 434 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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