The Wistar House. N. W. cor. 4th & Prune.

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
The Wistar House. N. W. cor. 4th & Prune.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00368
Title: The Wistar House. N. W. cor. 4th & Prune.
Historic Street Address: 4th & Locust Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


View of the residence of Dr. Caspar Wistar (1761 - 1818) on the corner of 4th & Locust Streets. An eminent physician and anatomist, he was a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania. His private collection of anatomical specimens is housed in the University's Wistar Institute,  formed by his great nephew in 1892. The house was built for him in 1798, and remained his home for the rest of his life. Subsequent occupants were John Cadwalader, and Louis Phillipe. The house was torn down in 1898.

Creation Year: 1885
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.148215
Geocode Latitude:39.946051

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818
Cadwalader, John, 1805-1879
Phillipe, Louis
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler