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Broad Street Station

 
 
Broad Street Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
1. Broad Street Station Marker
Inscription. Opened here, 1881, by the Pennsylvania Railroad; enlarged 1893. This was once the world's largest railroad passenger terminal. Its great arched train shed burned, 1923. The station and its long elevated stone track bed (the “Chinese Wall”) remained until 1952-53.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.175′ N, 75° 9.921′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling south on 15th Street. Touch for map. Marker is across 15th Street, just west of City Hall, and about 75 feet north of Market Street. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Christian Bullitt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General George McClellan/Major General John Fulton Reynolds (about 300 feet away); Alexander Milne Calder (about 300 feet away); German Tricentennial Anniversary (about 300 feet away); The Welsh Society (about 300 feet away); Edmund N. Bacon
Broad Street Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
2. Broad Street Station Marker
Looking north along 15th Street.
(about 400 feet away); Matthias William Baldwin (about 400 feet away); Mother Jones (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Broad Street Station. Wikipedia article regarding the Broad Street Station. Period photos of the building are also displayed. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on July 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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