Girard College, Main Building

Item Info

Item No: pdcl00188
Title: Girard College, Main Building
Additional Title: Girard College, Girard and Corinthian Avenues
Historic Street Address: Girard & Corinthian Avenues
Media Type: Salt Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "Designed by Thomas U. Walter and completed in 1847, this imposing building originally housed the administrative offices of Stephen Girard's famous college for orphans. From its position on a hill northwest of Penn Square it commands a sweeping view eastward to the waterfront. The photograph won an award from the Photographic Society of Philadelphia."--OPEP, p. 194.
Notes: The building, with trees alongside.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1869
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.17029
Geocode Latitude:39.972864

Creator Name: Browne, John C. (John Coates), 1838-1918 - Photographer