Item No: pdcp00595
Title: Old City Hall - Postcard
Additional Title: Philadelphia Old City hall and American Philosophical Society Building
Historic Street Address:
502 Chestnut Street
Print and Picture Collection
Located: Postcard Collection Under: Philadelphia - City Hall - Old
Old City Hall master carpenter: David Evans Jr (1794-1806). Construction completed 1791. American Philosophical Society Building (Philosophical Hall) constructed 1785-1789.
[ON REVERSE] OLD CITY HALL AND AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY BLDG. 5th and Chestnut Street Old City Hall built 1790, is almost identical with Congress hall. The Supreme Court of the United States held its first sessions on the second floor from February 7, 1791 until August 15, 1800. The Mayor, Aldermen and later City Council sat in this building until March 27, 1895. American Philosophical Society Building on the east side was presented to the Society by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1785.
Copyrighted 1939 & Publ. by K. F. Lutz, 441 N. 32nd St., Phila., Pa. No. 128
Lutz, K. F. (Karl F.), 1896- - Photographer
Evans, David, 1794-1806 - Architect