Why Philadelphia’s Suburban Station is in the heart of the city

By Katherine Nails, Staff Writer, Philly.com; July 30, 2018

In late September 1930, Lit Brothers was having a sale. Suburban shoppers in search of a deal could catch a train to Broad Street Station, and walk to the store at Eighth and Market streets. Once there, they could buy a 10-piece bedroom furniture set for $59 or a printed dress for $1.87. Across the street, Gimbels was having its 88th anniversary sale. Women could buy “Paris-styled leather handbags” for $2.69 or a 14 karat white gold wrist watch for $24.74.

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