Girard House

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01099
Title: Girard House
Historic Street Address: 825-835 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Engraving showing the facade of the Girard House hotel, proprietors Presbury & Billings, and adjacent buildings located on the 800 block of Chestnut Street, North side. The hotel was built in 1851-52 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.

Published in Julio Rae's Philadelphia pictorial directory & panoramic advertiser, 1851.

Creation Year: ca. 1850
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