Castner Scrapbook v.16, Companies 1, page 4Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Item No: pdcc01721
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.16, Companies 1, page 4
Additional Title: Manhattan Life Insurance Company of N.Y. and three others.Historic Street Address: 308-310 Walnut Street
Historic Street Address: 427-431 Walnut Street
Historic Street Address: 4th & Walnut Streets, Southeast corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: Item 1, top left: View of the Manhattan Life Insurance Company of N.Y. building, southeast corner of 4th & Walnut Streets. Office building built 1888 was designed by architect Thomas Preston Lonsdale. It was demolished in 1961. Photograph clipped from Moses King's Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. New York. Blanchard Press, Isaac H. Blanchard Co., 1901, p.23. 10.2 x 16.3 cm.
Notes: Item 2, top right: Illustration of a group of insurance offices, 427-431 Walnut Street, showing buildings of Spring Garden, Reliance, and Lumbermen's Insurance Companies. The Reliance Insurance Company Building, at No.429, was built in 1881 after designs by noted architect Frank Furness. It was demolished in 1960. Reproduction of ink drawing. 12.3 x 14.8 cm.
Notes: Item 3, bottom left: Advertisement for the American Fire Insurance Company, located at 308-310 Walnut Street. Established in 1810, it was the oldest stock insurance company in Philadelphia doing exclusively fire insurance. Illustration shows a hansom cab drawing to a halt and people entering the building. Clipped from the border of historic map: View of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, P.A., 1885, drawn and published by Burk & McFetridge. Lithograph. 10 x 12.9 cm.
Notes: Item 4, bottom right: View of the offices of the American Fire Insurance Company, 308-310 Walnut Street. Built in 1840, the noted architectural firm of Furness & Evans renovated this historic building in 1881. Clipped from King's Views of Philadelphia. Moses King, 1901.
Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.147929
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.16
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
- Carriages & coaches
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Insurance companies
- Furness, Frank, 1839-1912, Architect
- Furness & Evans, Architects
- Horse-drawn vehicles
- Office buildings
- American Fire Insurance Co
- Manhattan Life insurance Co.
- Spring Garden Fire Insurance Co.
- Reliance Fire Insurance Co.
- Lumbermen's Fire Insurance Co.