Aldine Hotel and Garden

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01042
Title: Aldine Hotel and Garden
Historic Street Address: 1918-1920 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Reproduction of an engraving depicting the garden and rear of the Aldine Hotel. Opened in 1877 the hotel occupied the site of the historic mansion built in 1850 by Dr. James Rush, a son of Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. After Dr. Rush's death the mansion was bought by the publisher, Joshua B. Lippincott. The building was greatly altered and expanded, and when it opened as the Aldine Hotel it quickly became one of the premier hotels in the city. Famous guests included actress Dame Ellen Terry and baseball greats Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. The original section - the one with the flag - was demolished about 1927.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.172870
Geocode Latitude:39.951860

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Yarnall & Cooper - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler