Item No: pdcc01099
Title: Girard House
Historic Street Address:
825-835 Chestnut Street
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.
A917.481 P536 v.11
McArthur, John, 1823-1890 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler