Castner Scrapbook v.16, Companies 1, page 1Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Item No: pdcc01718
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.16, Companies 1, page 1
Additional Title: Royal Insurance Company Building and four othersHistoric Street Address: 212 S. 3rd Street
Historic Street Address: 306 Walnut Street
Historic Street Address: 3rd & Dock Streets
Historic Street Address: 914 Walnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: Item 1, top left: Statement of the Royal Insurance Co., January 1st. 1885, showing a view of the company's building at 212 South Third Street. Built in 1882 after designs by the architectural firm of Cope & Stewardson, the office building was demolished in 1960. 8.5 x 14.4 cm.
Notes: Item 2, top right: Statement of the Royal Insurance Co. Liverpool, George Wood, Manager, January 1st. 1885, showing the company's building at 306 Walnut Street. Built in 1839-40 for the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, the Greek Revival-styled building was designed by noted architect Thomas Ustick Walter. The triangular pediment was added in 1881 after PSFS sold the building. 8.7 x 14.4 cm.
Notes: Item 3, middle right: Trimmed advertisement for the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society as published in the guide book Philadelphia As It Is (1852). Depicts the home of the bank at 306 Walnut Street (68, in old numbering), from 1840 until 1869. 9.2 x 8.1 cm.
Notes: Item 4, lower left: Illustration of the Fidelity Life Association Building, 914 Walnut Street. Shows pedestrian and street traffic at the intersection. Engraving clipped from unidentified newspaper. 11.4 x 15.1 cm.
Notes: Item 5, bottom right: Illustration of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company's office, located at 3rd & Dock Streets. The first building in Philadelphia to be constructed of cast-iron, the Penn Building - as it became known - was built in 1850-51. Demolished in 1956. Published in the Stranger's Guide in Philadelphia and its Environs. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854, p.66. Wood engraving, with caption. 8.9 x 12 cm.
Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.146485
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.16
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
- Carriages & coaches
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Old City
- Insurance companies
- Walter, Thomas Ustick (1804-1887), Architect
- Cope & Stewardson, Architects
- Horse-drawn vehicles
- Office buildings
- Greek Revival
- Financial institutions (buildings)
- Savings banks
- Philadelphia Savings Fund Society