Item No: pdcc01089
Title: Girard House
Historic Street Address:
825-835 Chestnut Street
Print and Picture Collection
Reproduction of a drawing showing the facade of the Girard House hotel and adjacent buildings located on the 800 block of Chestnut Street, North side. The hotel was built in 1852 after designs of John McArthur, Jr., architect of City Hall and the Continental Hotel, which was located across the street. During the Civil War, the hotel was commandeered for use as a baracks for Union soldiers, as well as a sewing factory for their uniforms. Other businesses depicted include, from left B & O ticket office, C. Laflin fine shoes, Rosenberg & Co., tailors, The Daily News Building.
Published in Julio Rae's Philadelphia pictorial directory and panoramic advertiser, 1886.
A917.481 P536 v.11
McArthur, John, 1823-1890 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler