Old Almshouse, Where Evangeline Found Gabriel

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Old Almshouse, Where Evangeline Found Gabriel

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Item No: pdcc00797
Title: Old Almshouse, Where Evangeline Found Gabriel
Historic Street Address: 312-322 Walnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Depicts the the Quaker Almshouse, which fronted on Walnut Street between 3rd and 4th streets. Built in 1729 by the Society of Friends to provide housing, food and work for its poor members until 1767. The building was demolished in 1876.

The inscription lower right is a quotation from Henry Wadsorth Longfellow's poem Evangeline A Tale of Acadie: "Thus.....she entered the door of the Almshouse/ Sweet on the summer air was the odor of flowers in the garden." 


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.946799
Geocode Longitude:-75.147221

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