Philadelphia Hospital and Blockley Almshouse

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Philadelphia Hospital and Blockley Almshouse

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00849
Title: Philadelphia Hospital and Blockley Almshouse
Historic Street Address: 34th & Pine Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Shows the Greek Revival facade of the almshouse in Blockley Township. Designed by architect William Strickland, the building was completed in 1833. It was renamed Philadelphia General Hospital in 1919, but continued to be called "Old Blockley" for decades. The original buildings were gradually replaced by modern facilities, until it was closed in 1977.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.952974
Geocode Longitude:-75.221784

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