Delorean Moment: Amusement Palace at Ninth and Arch

Mr. Fox


Back when a single dime could purchase something (in 1890), Philadelphia had C.A. Bradenburgh’s Museum at Ninth and Arch Streets. Amusement Palaces like this were common in Philly during this time period and were really just called museums to garner respect. They displayed a variety of exhibits and even held sporting events at times. Now this museum is in the vault (so to speak) of the Asian Bank that currently dominates this block. Ten cents probably won’t get you much at the current establishment. ---- Alex Graziano