Preston Retreat

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00784
Title: Preston Retreat
Historic Street Address: 20th & Hamilton Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Halftone reproduction of photograph from King's Views of Philadelphia, published by Moses King, 1900. Shows the facade of Preston Retreat, a lying-in hospital for "indigent married women of good moral character." Named after 19th century obstetrician and philanthropist Dr. Jonas Preston, the institution also served as a training site for nurses of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. The building was designed by notable architect Thomas Ustick Walter.

Creation Year: 1901
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171263
Geocode Latitude:39.962261

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler