Academy of Music - Ticket - BackHistorical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Media Type: Lithographs
Source: Print and Picture Collection
[TEXT] Estimated cost, in 1851, of Capitol Extension...$2,675,000. Actual cost of Capitol Extension...8,500,000. Allowing for increased price of building since the war, and the greater size of the Public Buildings, their probable cost in proportion to that of the Capitol Extension will be no less than... $25,300,000.
TAX-PAYERS OF PHILADELPHIA, ARE YOU PREPARED TO PAY THIS FOR THE PENN SQUARE FOLLY?
Size of Capitol Extension at Washington, both wings in all...82,000 squa[re feet]. Whole size of Capitol, old and new, at Washington...153,112 " " Size of proposed Public Buildings at Intersection, Broad and Market Streets,... 415x425 feet, 176,325 " " Size of lots proposed by Senator Connell's Bill, 285,000 " " Height of Dome, Capitol, Washington, 288 feet. Height of proposed Dome, at intersection, 292 " ".
Creation Year: ca. 1871
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.164576