Friends Almshouse

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00879
Title: Friends Almshouse
Historic Street Address: 312 Walnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Halftone reproduction of an illustration of the Friends Almshouse, which stood on Walnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. Built in 1729, the almshouse provided food, housing and employment for indigent members of the Society of Friends. It was torn down in 1840. Also shows an occupied Hansom Cab drawn up outside the front door of the building, and people walking on the sidewalk.

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

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