The Blue Anchor Tavern, as it stands today.

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The Blue Anchor Tavern, as it stands today.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00043
Title: The Blue Anchor Tavern, as it stands today.
Historic Street Address: Front & Dock Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

The Blue Anchor Tavern stood at Front and Dock Streets and was the first building to be erected within the Philadelphia city limits. Originally a simple wooden structure it was rebuilt in brick as the city grew. The image here is of a well-developed Dock Street with many multi-storied buildings and a thriving commercial life - very different from the same site 200 year before when it was first built.


Creation Year: ca. 1880
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.945253
Geocode Longitude:-75.143097

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.1
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Guest, George, 1771-1831