La Pierre House

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01074
Title: La Pierre House
Historic Street Address: Broad & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Depicts the La Pierre House located on the west side of Broad Street, below Chestnut. Built in 1853, the luxurious hotel was designed by Philadelphia architect John McArthur Jr. The building's richly ornamented facade is surmounted by a huge sculpture of an American eagle. The hotel was renamed the Lafayette Hotel in 1876 and demolished in 1900. Shows a partial view of the adjacent Academy of Natural Sciences. Also shows well-dressed people, three on horseback, in the vicinity.

Clipping from the front cover (cropped) of Gleason's Pictorial newspaper, dated October 8, 1853.

Creation Year: ca. 1853
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.163999
Geocode Latitude:39.950873

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler