Girard House

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01085
Title: Girard House
Additional Title: View of Girard House, Philadelphia
Historic Street Address: 823-835 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Depicts the facade of the Girard House hotel, built in 1852, after the designs of John McArthur, Jr., architect of City Hall and the Continental Hotel, which was located across the street from the Girard House. During the Civil War, the hotel was commandeered for us as a baracks for Union soldiers, as well as a sewing factory for their uniforms.

Creation Year: ca. 1852
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.155019
Geocode Latitude:39.949764

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