Item No: pdcc01631
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 12.
Additional Title: Merchants' Exchange
Historic Street Address:
Walnut and Dock Streets
Print and Picture Collection
Item 1, top: View of the Merchants' Exchange building from the intersection of Walnut Street and Dock Street. The oldest existing stock exchange in the United States, the Exchange opened in 1834. Designed by noted architect William Strickland, the Greek Revival style building is notable for its circular rear portico fronting Dock Street. A partial view of Girard Bank, another neoclassical building, can be seen in the distance. It was formerly the home of the First Bank of the United States. Shows street and pedestrian traffic, including horse-drawn omnibuses. Etching by S.T.Davies after W.H.Bartlett. Published in Bartlett's Classic Illustrations of America, 1839. 18.2 x 12.5cm.
Item 2, bottom: Another view of the Merchants' Exchange building from a similar viewpoint as item 1. This reproduction of a lithograph by J.T.Bowen was originally published as plate 14 in Views of Philadelphia created by J.C. Wild, c.1840. 15.9 x 19.0cm.
A917.481 P536 v.15
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry), 1809-1854 - Artist
Davies, S. T. - Engraver
Bowen, John T., approximately 1801-1856? - Lithographer