The Girard House

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01086
Title: The Girard House
Historic Street Address: 823-835 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Depicts the Girard House hotel, built in 1852 after designs by John McArthur, Jr., architect of City Hall as well as the Continental Hotel, located just across the street. During the Civil War the hotel was commandeered for use as a sewing factory for uniforms and a baracks for Union soldiers. Shows people strolling on the sidewalks and a stationary horse-drawn carriage. A man on horseback rides along Chestnut Street.

Clipping from The Stranger's Guide in Philadelphia and its Environs. (Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854)

Creation Year: ca. 1854
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