House of Industry

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00831
Title: House of Industry
Historic Street Address: 7th & Catharine Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Depicts the House of Industry, a neighborhood center located at 7th and Catharine Streets, which provided training, and shelter, for new immigrants and the urban poor. Opened in 1846 by the Philadelphia Society for the Employment and Instruction of the Poor, the House of Industry was one institution's response to the social upheavels of the day, before the rise of settlement houses later in the century.

Creation Year: ca. 1859
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.154628
Geocode Latitude:39.938956

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