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    • May 12, 1954: Divine Lorraine, Broad and Fairmount | Parker and Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
    • March 18, 1953: Looking south along 26th Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Before Schuylkill Banks

What came before Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park? For today's Mid-Century Philly, we shift our gaze from commercial corridors to look down 26th Street from Locust. Before the recreational…

    • Feb. 7 1949: 415-425 South Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: 415-425 South Street

For today's Mid-Century Philly, we look to the north side of South Street between 4th and 5th streets in 1949. Back then the retail mix included a Tri-Plex shoe store,…

    • July 9, 1954: Inquirer Building | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Inquirer and Daily News HQs

As the Inquirer and Daily News move to their new home at 8th and Market this month, we look back at their old homes for today's installation of Mid-Century Philly.…

    • May 9, 1950: 1227-29 Market Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: 12th and Market

Today 12th and Market is dominated by SEPTA's headquarters, the PSFS (Loews Hotel), the Convention Center Marriott. But back in 1950, storefronts like these ruled the day. In today's Mid-Century Philly…

    • April 25, 1949: 1330 Chestnut Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: 1300 block of Chestnut

Our Mid-Century Philly set continues today with a look at the south side of the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. Recognize the storefront above? When this F.W. Woolworth store opened at…

    • June 1, 1950, Spruce Food Market | Parker & Mullikin | Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-century Philly: Spruce Food Market

For today's mid-century Parker & Mullikin, we turn to the 1500 block of Spruce Street for a revelation in moderne neon. One of Center City's classic neon signs sits above…

    • 1013 Market Street | Parker & Mullikin | Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Market East

For our first Mid-Century Philly feature, culled from fantastic real estate photographs by Parker & Mullikin, we turn to Market East. Here is a view of the 1000 block of Market…

    • May 26, 1949: 1000 block of Market Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Parker & Mullikin photography

Eyes on the Street has sifted through a bunch of historic photographs showing off mid-century Philadelphia. While EOTS is on vacation, check back daily for a new picture from this collection.…

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