Over the last two days archeologists continued exploration of the first trench for the eighteenth century bulkhaed, and excavated two additional trenches along the south end of the lot. The bulkhead was not refound. However, the foundation and floor of what is believed to be an apartment building that stood on the south end of the lot in later part of the nineteenth century were found in the two additional trenches.

The remains of a nineteenth century building foundation at the southwest corner of the lot. The structure was shown in an 1885 bird eye view of Philadelphia. This is a detail of the image.

 

 

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Archaeologists Peter Leach and Liz LaVigne clean the trench, revealing a floor composed of a wooden frame and compacted soils.
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An glass bottle fell out of the wall of pit while the digging was happening
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