Philadelphia: South of Market and East of Broad

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Philadelphia: South of Market and East of Broad offers a whirlwind journey to the older regions of the city. Along the way, readers will travel the length of South Broad Street from city hall toward the Naval Yard and the former sports complex and will wander by Market Street's former bustling shops—such as Gimbel's, Wanamaker's, and Leary's quaint bookstore—to the street's terminus at the Delaware River port and the Camden ferries. They will become reacquainted with Independence Square, Washington Square, and the magnificent buildings that once surrounded them and will also revisit South Philadelphia and its Italian Market. These images grant an opportunity to explore Philadelphia's streets, peer into its historic nooks, and seek out buildings that have long since gone the way of the wrecking ball.
ISBN: 9781467121187
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 229
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Gus Spector, a member of the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the American Philatelic Society, has been collecting postcards of Philadelphia for over 35 years. He is the author of four previous Arcadia publications—Philadelphia: Historic Exteriors and Interiors, Center City Philadelphia, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, and Philadelphia Landmarks and Pastimes.
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