The Union Benevolent Association.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00763
Title: The Union Benevolent Association.
Historic Street Address: 7th & Sansom Streets, Northwest corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Depicts the four-story building owned by the pioneering private charity. The Union Benevolent Association is the oldest continuously existing charity in the city, and one of the oldest in the country. Founded in 1831 and incorporated in 1871 to adress the needs of the new immigrant population, the charity's stated purpose was "the encouragement of industry, the suppression of pauperism, and the relief of suffering among the worthy poor."

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.152515
Geocode Latitude:39.948614

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler