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High Time: 1904

High Time: 1904

Philadelphia circa 1904. "City Hall clock tower from South Broad Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Bellevue-Stratford Hotel

The large "white" building on the left, at 200 S. Broad Street, is the brand new Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. It became the focus of national news 72 years later when Legionella bacteria were identified and the pneumonia caused by the various types of Legionella acquired the name "Legionnaires' disease".

Ownership changes after the original Bellevue-Stratford closed, a result of the Legionnaires' disease episode, have brought a series of name changes.

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Below is the same view from October of 2013.

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