• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Mid-Century Philly: Inquirer and Daily News HQs

    • July 9, 1954: Inquirer Building | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
      July 9, 1954: Inquirer Building | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection


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. Of course, the Inky building (above and below) has proudly stood on North Broad since the 1920s. But did you know that the Daily News used to be located at 22nd and Arch (bottom two images). That building is now lofts.
 

    • July 9, 1954: Inquirer Building | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
      July 9, 1954: Inquirer Building | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
    • July 15, 1947: Daily News, Arch Street at 22nd | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
      July 15, 1947: Daily News, Arch Street at 22nd | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
    • July 15, 1947: Daily News, Arch Street at 22nd | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
      July 15, 1947: Daily News, Arch Street at 22nd | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection


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These images are part of the Parker & Mullikin collection held by the Free Library’s Print and Picture Collection.

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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