Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 11

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Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 11

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Item No: pdcc01630
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 11
Additional Title: The Philadelphia Exchange
Historic Street Address: Walnut & Dock Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: The Philadelphia Exchange, better known as the Merchants' Exchange, was designed in the Greek Revival style by architect William Strickland. Built in 1834, it is the oldest existing stock exchange building in the United States. Shown is the building's semi-circular rear facade, which flows with the curving Dock Street between Walnut Street in the foreground to South Third Street in the distance. Another Greek Revival building, Samuel Blodgett's First Bank of the United States, can be seen fronting Third Street. Also shows merchants lounging in the vicinity, a night watchman's box on the right and a shop sign of gold leaf merchant John King, on the extreme left. The undated mezzotint engraving is by John Sartain after William Strickland's drawing, 26.6 cm x 34.0 cm.
Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.946978
Geocode Longitude:-75.145332

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.15
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Strickland, William, 1788-1854 - Artist
Sartain, John, 1808-1897 - Engraver

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