Item No: pdcl00188
Title: Girard College, Main Building
Additional Title: Girard College, Girard and Corinthian Avenues
Historic Street Address:
Girard & Corinthian Avenues
Print and Picture Collection
"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.
The building, with trees alongside.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Browne, John C. (John Coates), 1838-1918 - Photographer