Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 1A

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Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 1A

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Item No: pdcc01617
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 1A
Additional Title: Gas Office plus one other location.
Historic Street Address: 24 South 7th Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item 1, top: Photograph showing the two story brick facade of the German Society Hall located on the West side of 7th Street below Market. Built for the society in 1809, the building was purchased by the Master Builders' Exchange in 1887. An additional story was added in 1891. When this undated picture was taken, the first floor was occupied by the city gas office. Also shows a large group of men dressed in business attire posing in front of the building. Photograph (n.d.) by unknown photographer. Image size: 23cm x 19.5cm

Item 2, bottom: Depicts the Great Central Fair in aid of the U. S. Sanitary Commission, in Logan Square, June 1864. The thoroughfares which form the extreme foreground are Nineteenth and Vine Streets. The door facing this intersection is at the northwest corner of the Square, and the perspective sweeps in a southerly and eastwardly direction over the roofs and spires of the city. The great cathedral basilica of SS Peter & Paul looms up in the background on the left hand side of the picture. Engraving in 1864 by J. Rea, after a drawing by F. B. Scholl. Image size: 17cm x 12.3cm


Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.959291
Geocode Longitude:-75.171913

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.15
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Schell, Frederic B. - Artist
Rea, J. - Engraver

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