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Featured Photographs
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Public School Omnibus for Crippled Children
18th and Oxford Streets

Farm Gardens - Carroll School, 1906
Salmon and East Somerset Streets
 
 
 
 

Featured Blog Entry
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As the geographic heart and Central Business District (CBD) of Philadelphia, Center City is busy hub of activity. It is bounded by South Street to the South, the Delaware River to the east, the Schuylkill River to the West, and either Vine Street or Spring Garden Street (depending on whom you ask) at the North. While Center City continues to grow and transform, the following images from the past offer unique glimpses of the area's physical continuities and changes..... read more.

Interior of Market House
South 2nd Street & Market Street

"Snowing Like Hell"
Looking North from Broad and Walnut Street

 
 

 

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