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Widows' and Orphans' Asylum

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Item No: pdcc00765
Title: Widows' and Orphans' Asylum
Historic Street Address: 18th & Cherry Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Depicts the Widows' and Orphans' Asylum buildings, which replaced the original facility that burned down in 1822, costing the lives of 22 children. Notable architect William Strickland designed the new buildings with fire-proof materials. Shows a man and a woman on horses, folowing a carriage. A child carrying a hoop is shown walking with a lady in the left foreground.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.956126
Geocode Longitude:-75.169358

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Strickland, George, 1797-1851 - Artist
Steel, J. W. - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler