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La Pierre House

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Item No: pdcc01076
Title: La Pierre House
Historic Street Address: Broad & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Shows 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. A partial view of the Academy of Natural Sciences is on the left. Horse-drawn carriages and coaches are drawn up in front of the buildings.


Creation Year: ca. 1869
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.950873
Geocode Longitude:-75.163999

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: McArthur, John, 1823-1890 - Compiler
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler