Old London Coffeehouse

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01079
Title: Old London Coffeehouse
Historic Street Address: Front & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Depicts a busy scene in front of the London Coffee House in colonial times. Opened by William Bradford in 1754 at the corner of Front & Market, the London Coffee House quickly became the place to talk politics and conduct business, including the inspection and auctioning of slaves. Shows a group of three native americans being given a tour of the area, drawing stares of curious onlookers. Also shows an elegant coach and four, on the lower right, and a covered wagon on the left passing William Bradford's printing office. In 1796, James Stokes bought the establishment and converted it into his home and a store. In the following decades until it was torn down in 1883 the old building, which had been the center of business and political life in Philadelphia, housed a variety of businesses. 

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.142135
Geocode Latitude:39.949680

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