Friends Asylum for the Insane

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00839
Title: Friends Asylum for the Insane
Additional Title: Garden and Library
Historic Street Address: 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Depicts a well-tended formal garden with the library and reading room beyond, in the grounds of the Friends Asylum for the Insane. Friends Hospital, as it is known today, was built in 1813 on 100 acres north of Frankford. It was the nation's first private psychiatric hospital.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.103140
Geocode Latitude:40.026341

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