Flashback Friday

Drexel’s Paul Peck Alumni Center was originally the Centennial Bank Building, designed by architect Frank Furness and built in 1876.  It is pictured here in 1963.  Directly across the street was the West Philadelphia train station, which occupied the Firestone site soon after Drexel Institute opened.  There it remained until 1931.  Drexel was a transportation-oriented campus from its beginning.

Peck Center 1963

Santander Bank Site 5.17.1931

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