In our last post, we discussed one of Philly’s longer-running venues, the frequently repurposed TLA. Today, we look into the history of one of the city’s newest venues: Union Transfer, at 1026 Spring Garden St.
The mid-sized music venue has generated a ton of buzz, quickly emerging as one of Philly’s best. Drawing an impressive list of acts in its first year and providing a beautifully appointed interior, tremendous sound and a smartly-placed back-bar, the building has come a long way since its days as the Spring Garden Market, a name which it held before 1895, according to the photo taken from G.W. Bromley’s Philadelphia Atlas.
The 1914 photo here below, taken from the Department of Records, shows the…