Lithographic facsimile of plate nine from William Birch's "Views of Philadelphia" showing a street scene with a view of the First Presbyterian Church on Market Street below Third Street. Depicts pedestrians, predominately women, traversing the sidewalk before the church and adjacent buildings; a horse-drawn dray and cart traveling the street; and a woman peddler with her basket of goods near the High Street market shed. First Presbyterian, rebuilt from 1793 to 1794 after the designs of John Trumbull, was the first building in the city with a classic temple facade. The building was razed following the relocation of the congregation., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 355, Accession number amended by cataloger., Originally part of a McAllister scrapbook of views of Philadelphia., Original engraving illustrated in S. Robert Teitelman's Birch's Views of Philadelphia (Philadelphia: The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1982, rev. 2000), pl. 9., Sinclair operated from 79 South Third Street circa 1840-1849.
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