Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

South Philadelphia in 1850

South Philadelphia in 1850

A view from the steeple of Independence Hall provides a panorama of South Philadelphia in 1850. (Library Company of Philadelphia)

Library Company of Philadelphia

A view from the steeple of Independence Hall provides a panorama of South Philadelphia in 1850. The scene includes residential buildings, storefronts, factories, warehouses, St. Peter’s Church steeple, the Shot Tower, the Navy Yard, and maritime traffic on the Delaware River.

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