The City Tavern

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01049
Title: The City Tavern
Historic Street Address: 2nd & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Illustration of the City Tavern with descriptive text. The City Tavern was built by subscription in 1773 to provide a meeting place for eminent citizens including the Founding Fathers and many members of the First Continental Congress. The elegant 3-story building was described by John Adams as "the most genteel tavern in America." The original building was partially destroyed by fire in 1834 and demolished in 1854. Such was its significance in the events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War, the City Tavern was reconstructed and readied to open as a tavern and restuarant for the Bicentennial, in 1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1800
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.144430
Geocode Latitude:39.946856

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler