Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 48

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Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 48

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Item No: pdcc01667
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 48
Additional Title: First Philadelphia Gas Works and one other.
Historic Street Address: 2301 Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address: 23rd & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: Image 1, left: Newspaper article about the history of skating and facilities for skating in the city. Illustration shows a photograph of the old skating rink which stood at 2301 Chestnut Streets. Designed by architect Willis Gaylord Hale in 1891, the building was later home to Briggs Riding Academy, the Arena Riding Academy, Kellick Auditorium & Riding Academy. Newspaper clipping from the Public Ledger, n.d. 11.3 x 31.4cm.
Notes: Image 2, right: Newspaper article about the introduction of gas lighting in the city. Accompanying photograph shows the remains of the first gas works. The facility, which began delivering gas to its customers in 1836, was located on 23rd Street above Market and extended to the Schuylkill River. Newspaper clipping from the Public Ledger. n.d. 11.4 x 28cm.
Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.954197
Geocode Longitude:-75.177823

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