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[Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company building construction, southeast corner of Broad and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia]
Part of a series of progress photographs commissioned by the builders Irwin & Leighton documenting the construction of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company building from March 1927 to beginning of 1928. Documents the clearing of the site, laying of the foundations, the erection of steel framing, the progress of exterior masonry work and the completed building. Also contains interior views of the framing between floors and details of the ornamental doorway., Negative numbers: 4-31, P.9479.6067 negative for photographic print P.9479.31.

[Forrest Theatre during demolition for the construction of the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company building, southeast corner of Broad and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia]
Exterior views of Forrest Theatre before demolition and construction., Negative numbers: 1546 & 1547., Negative inscribed: Mar. 7, 1927. Fidelity Building. Irwin & Leighton, builders. Simon & Simon, architects., Photographs commissioned by Irwin & Leighton.

[Forrest Theatre prior to demolition for the construction of the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company building at the southeast corner of Broad and Sansom streets, Philadelphia ]
View of the old Forrest Theatre on Broad Street at night shortly before being razed to be replaced by the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company building. Spectators watch as laborers, mainly African American men, dismantle and remove building materials through a large hole in the side of the theatre. Signs for "Removal Sale" and "Drugs" are visible on the front of the building. Signage on the upper story window advertises "U.T.A United Tourist Agencies Travel Bureau." The Forrest Theatre, built in 1907, was Philadelphia's leading musical theater until its demolition in 1927., Title supplied by cataloguer., Inscribed in negative: 1501, Part of digital collections catalog through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, 2013-2014.