Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 7

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 7

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01626
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 7
Additional Title: The Armory of First City Troop, plus three other locations.
Historic Street Address: 233 South 4th Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, upper left: Engraving on wood of Odd Fellows' Hall, located on 6th Street between Arch and Race Streets. The engraver is listed as Spittall. This imposing four-story marble building, designed by architect W. L. Johnston, was built 1845-1846. Published in "The Stranger's Guide in Philadelphia" by Jared Sparks. Lindsay and Blakiston, 1861, page 214. Image size: 9.4 x 7.5cm

Item 2, center left: Photograph looking north, along 4th Street, from the corner of 4th and Locust Street. Features the Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building on the right center which housed the Philadelphia Commercial Museums from 1894. Published in King's Views of Philadelphia, 1900. Image size: 10.5 x 11.5cm

Item 3, lower left: Photograph of the Armory of the First City Troop Philadelphia Cavalry, a unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Organized in 1774, the First City Troop is the oldest military unit in the United States still in active service. This granite fortress-like building, built in 1906, holds memorabilia relating to the military unit. Photograph published in King's View of Philadelphia, 1900. Image size: 10.0 x 11.4cm

Item 4, right hand side: Broadside of the Philadelphia Maritime Exchange, giving a historical review of the organization with a list of its officers and members. Image size: 13.5 x 27.7cm

Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.149705
Geocode Latitude:39.953803

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.15
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler