Musical Fund Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Musical Fund Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00097
Title: Musical Fund Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Historic Street Address: 808 Locust Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

http://www.ushistory.org/districts/washingtonsquare/music.htm


Notes:

Originally the building house the First Presbytarian Church; it was converted into the largest musical auditorium in Philadelphia by William Strickland and opened in December 1824. The first National Republican Party Convention was held here in 1856. That same year saw the opening of the Academy of Music which supplanted the Musical Fund Hall as the premier venue for concerts in the city.The hall was eventually converted in condominiums.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.946954
Geocode Longitude:-75.155103

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Strickland, William, 1788-1854