Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 41Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Item No: pdcc01660
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 41
Additional Title: The Arcade Building and two others.Historic Street Address: 140 S. Broad Street
Historic Street Address: 15th & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: Item 1, lower left: Postcard view of the Arcade Building, 15th and Market Streets. Built in 1901 after designs by noted architect Frank Furness, the 13-storey office building straddled the sidewalk creating a promenade of shops called the Arcade. A covered skywalk connected the building to the Broad Street Train Station, allowing passengers easy access and egress. Collotype postcard, hand-colored. 8.9 x 11.7cm.
Notes: Item 2, lower right: Postcard view of the Union League building, 140 S. Broad Street. Built in 1865, the classic French Renaissance-style structure is notable for its brick and brownstone facade and dramatic twin circular staircases. Designed by architect John Fraser, the building was extended the length of a city block by famed architect Horace Trumbauer. The Beaux-Arts-style additions were completed in 1910/11. Collotype postcard, published by the Art Post Card Co., Philadelphia. 14 x 8.9cm.
Notes: Item 3, upper: Group of four printed photographs showing the clubhouses of prominent social and athletic clubs in the city. Clubs identified: University Club; Mercantile Club; Athletic Club of Schuylkill Navy; Merion Cricket Club. Halftone reproduction from unidentified source. 20.3 x 17.4cm.
Creation Year: 1854
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.164385
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.15
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler