Girard House

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01089
Title: Girard House
Historic Street Address: 825-835 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: 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.

Creation Year: ca. 1886
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