Pagoda Garden

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00127
Title: Pagoda Garden
Additional Title: Philadelphia Pleasure Resort a Century Ago
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Newspaper clipping taken from The North American, Philadelphia, Sunday, May 1, 1904.


This summer garden was built about 1828 by Peter A. Brow, an attorney who also built the Arcade on Chestnut Street. The garden stood just east of the Fairmount Water Works. The Chinese tower was 110 feet high and equipped with a telescope. The garden included a labryinth and other amusement features and a restaurant.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Brow, Peter A.