Item No: pdcc00787
Title: Orphan Asylum
Historic Street Address:
18th & Cherry Streets
Print and Picture Collection
A print depicting the Orphan Asylum building which stood at the corner of Eighteenth and Cherry Streets. Built in 1817, the brick structure burned down in 1822 killing 23 of the 106 children living in the facility. A new building, designed by architect William Strickland, was built the same year.
The print was made for publication in the Port Folio, a magazine which ran from 1801 through 1827 "Devoted to Useful Science, the Liberal Arts, Legitimate Criticism, and Polite Literature."
A917.481 P536 v.9
Strickland, William, 1788-1854 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler