Historical Images of Philadelphia
Panorama of Philadelphia, northwest view
Panorama of Philadelphia from Sparks' shot tower, Northwest view, 1870
- Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
"The old city as viewed from Sparks' shot tower, located not far from Old Swedes' Church in Southwark, appeared to be busy and crowded with residences as well as buildings for trade and commerce. The tall ship houses and dry dock of the Navy Yard, and the waterfront warehouses and docks, are visible in the east and east-southeast views (Nos. 11 and 12) above Old Swedes' Church (with the white spire) and Bethel Baptist Church in Front Street. The west view (No. 13) is along Carpenter Street, and the northwest view (No. 14) looks down upon the intersection of 2nd and Christian Streets and Moyamensing Avenue."--OPEP, p. [12-13].
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Aerial view of intersection, with residential row houses and commercial facilities.
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