Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront
Pier 19 N (Dave & Busters)
Pier 19, on your right, was the first modern municipally-owned port facility along the Delaware River. Again, keep going past it along the river.
This pier was built in 1911, and was then the largest in Philadelphia. The city leased part of Pier 19 to the Italia Line, which brought immigrant-laden ships from Italy to America.
Pier 19 is better known today as Dave & Busters, a dining and entertainment center. Few people who go there for food and fun know that the building was once a municipal immigration station that processed thousands of Italian immigrants.
A Japanese restaurant, separate from Dave & Busters and offering great views of the Delaware, is housed on the river end of Pier 19.