The Bi-Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
The Bi-Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00159
Title: The Bi-Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia
Additional Title: The Grand Trades Procession Passing the New Post Office on Chestnut Street
Historic Street Address: 9th & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Engraving on wood depicting a procession celebrating the Bi-Centennial. Shows historical tableaux and a military band being watched by a huge crowd filling the sidewalks on the 900 block of Chestnut Street. The building on the right is the new Post Office. Built between 1873 and 1884, it was designed by John McArthur Jr. and Alfred B. Mullett. Other buildings identified are those of Penn Mutual and Philadelphia Record. The Record building was designed by Willis G. Hale and was notable for its unusual facade and for the iron tower, which topped-out 137 feet above the ground.

Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. November 4, 1882.

Caption: Pennsylvania. - The Bi-Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, October 22nd-27th - The Grand Trades Procession Passing the Post Office on Chestnut Street, October 25th.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.155158
Geocode Latitude:39.951325

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
McArthur, John, 1823-1890 - Architect
Mullett, A. B. (Alfred Bult), 1834-1890 - Architect
Hale, Willis Gaylord, 1848-1907 - Architect