Item No: pdcp00643
Title: Friends' Almshouse
Additional Title: on Walnut St. Philada.- Erected in 1729 Taken down in 1941.
Print and Picture Collection
Located in Box: Allens Lane Art Center - Arcade Folder: Almshouses
Exterior front view of almshouse. Stood on south side of Walnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. The Friends' Almshouse was established by Philadelphia Quakers in 1713. Front building of Almshouse built 1729. Demolished in 1841.
Georeference location is approximate.
Davis H. Forsythe. "Friends' Almshouse in Philadelphia." Bulletin of Friends' Historical Association 16, no. 1 (1927): 16-25. http://muse.jhu.edu/.
J. Thomas Scharf & Thompson Westcott, History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884, 3 vols. (Philadelphia, PA, 1884), Pg.1452 (vol. 2).
John Fanning Watson, Annals of Philadelphia, Vol. 1, (Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1830), Pg. 427.
Davis H. Forsythe. "Friends' Almshouse in Philadelphia." Bulletin of Friends' Historical Association 16, no. 1 (1927): 16-25. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed October 18, 2012).
Sinclair, Thomas S., ca. 1805-1881 - Lithographer