Castner Scrapbook v.16, Companies 1, page 3Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Item No: pdcc01720
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.16, Companies 1, page 3
Additional Title: Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Building and five others.Historic Street Address: 3rd & Dock Street
Historic Street Address: 3rd & Walnut Streets
Historic Street Address: 4th & Walnut Streets
Historic Street Address: 522 Walnut Street
Historic Street Address: 5th & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: Item 1, top left: 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.
Notes: Item 2, top right: Advertisement for the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, whose offices were located on the northeast corner of Third & Walnut Streets. Lists the President and Officers of the company as well as the medical examiners in attendance. Inset on the left is an engraved portrait of William Penn. 15.7 x 5.2 cm.
Notes: Item 3, middle left: Advertisement for the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. of Newark N.J., whose Philadelphia office at 522 Walnut Street is shown. Clipped from the border of View of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA., 1885. A historic map drawn and published by Burk & McFetridge. Lithograph. 12.8 x 11.5 cm.
Notes: Item 4, middle right: Fire mark for the "Mutual Assurance Company for the Insuring of Houses from Loss by Fire". Organized in 1784, the company accepted coverage from citizens who wished to have trees in front of their houses, a hitherto unacceptable fire risk. The company adopted the symbol of the "Green Tree" as its fire mark. Clipped from an unidentified publication. 9.5 x 10.6 cm.
Notes: Item 5, lower right: Shows the building of the Mechanics' Insurance Company, located on the southwest corner of 5th & Walnut Streets. Photograph reproduced from unidentified publication. 7.4 x 10.5 cm.
Notes: Item 6, bottom left: Illustration of the offices of the American Life Insurance Company, southeast corner of 4th & Walnut Streets. Engraving. 6 x 8.3 cm.
Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.149504
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.16
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler