U. S. Naval Asylum, Gray's Ferry Road

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
U. S. Naval Asylum, Gray's Ferry Road

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00792
Title: U. S. Naval Asylum, Gray's Ferry Road
Historic Street Address: 24th Street & Gray's Ferry Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection



Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the central section of the U. S. Naval Asylum. Built between 1827 and 1833, Biddle Hall, as it became known, was designed by architect William Strickland, and is considered one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States. The Asylum was built as a retirement home for naval officers and seamen.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.180949
Geocode Latitude:39.944449

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Strickland, William, 1788-1854 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler