Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 62

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Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 62

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Item No: pdcc01681
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 62
Additional Title: Hall of the American Philosophical Society and one other.
Historic Street Address: 104 S. 5th Street
Historic Street Address: 1830 Rittenhouse Square
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: Item 1, top: View of the American Philosophical Society's hall, 104 S. 5th Street. Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin to promote "useful knowledge", the American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. The Philosophical Hall was built in 1789 to provide a meeting place for the society as well as a home for its growing library. In this photograph the hall has a third floor, added in 1890 to solve a critical space problem. The addition detracted from the harmony of the original building and was removed in 1949. Clipped from booklet of the society's proceedings V.XXXII, no. 143, May 22-26, 1893. 22.7 x 13.8 cm.
Notes: Item 2, bottom: Aerial view of Rittenhouse Square showing the first high-rise apartment building in this prestigious neighborhood. 1830 Rittenhouse Square, located on the southeast corner of 19th Street, was built in the 1920s. Photograph reproduced in unidentified publication. 12.5 x 10.5 cm.
Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.948484
Geocode Longitude:-75.172355

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