Originally Posted by chris123678
Thanks for the information. But In all honesty, is there really a need to have an 11th street and 13street? You can walk there.
In 1905 there was. 13th St. was the site of Wanamaker's
, the city's flagship department store; 11th the Reading Terminal
, a major rail hub, as well as the Reading Terminal Market
, another major department store. Between 1920 and 1950 a second major department store, Frank and Seder
, was added to the 11th St. hub.
Howsoever I agree that today 11th and 13th are a bit duplicative.