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The rear of the Main Building 55 years ago. This is the Ludlow Street side of the building.

The buildings standing after the blast are (left to right) a trade school at 3000 Market, the Railway Express, the High Line (train bridge spanning Market) and the Bulletin Building at 3001 Market

This captures the destruction of the explosion particularly on the left side of the photo. Firefighters are trying to clear up the debris.

A close up contemporary view of the 3100 Market Street block. The side of the building located on 3040 Market Street can be seen directly behind the Drexel bridge.

A contemporary view of the 3100 block of Market Street. The Drexel University bridge appears head on. The end of the Drexel Engineering building is on the right side. The front side of the building at 3040 Market Street appears behind the high line. …

Contemporary view of the Post Office. On the left is the rear end of the building located on 3040 Market Street. The parking lot appears in the front.

A contemporary view of Ludlow Street behind the Main Building.

A contemporary view of Ludlow Street behind the Main Building