Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 81Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Item No: pdcc01700
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 81
Additional Title: Athenaeum, interior, and one other.Historic Street Address: 219 S. 6th Street
Historic Street Address: 37-39 N. 7th Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: Item 1, lower: Interior view of the Athanaeum of Philadelphia, a special collections library founded in 1814 to showcase the history of American architecture and interior design. Located at 219 S. 6th Street, the Italianate-styled building was designed by noted architect John Notman. Clipping from an unidentified newspaper supplement. 16 x 19.6 cm.
Notes: Item 2, upper: Illustration of the First building of the U.S. Mint, 37-39 N. 7th Street, which housed the Apprentices Library from 1836 to 1841. The Apprentices Library was founded in 1820, making it the oldest free circulating library in the country.
Creation Year: ca. 1845
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.15
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler