Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 25

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Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 25

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Item No: pdcc01772
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 25
Additional Title: Mercantile Library and one other
Historic Street Address: 13th & Spring Garden Streets
Historic Street Address: 16-18 S. 10th Street
Historic Street Address: 17th & Spring Garden Streets
Historic Street Address: 5th & Library Streets, Southeast corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: Item 1, bottom left: View of the Mercantile Library, which stood on the southeast corner of Fifth and Library Streets. The institution was organized in 1817 for the use of students of various mercantile enterprises in Philadelphia. It's first permanent home, shown here, was built in 1845 after designs by architect William L. Johnson. Engraved vignette taken from Philadelphia As It Is in 1852. Philadelphia. Lindsay & Blakiston, 1852. page 211. 9.2 x 12.4 cm.
Notes: Item 2, bottom center: Mercantile Library (with large columns) as seen across Fifth Street from the eastern side of Independence Square. Also shown is the Philadelphia Dispensary (extreme right), and Franklin's Library Company (left). Albumen photograph, c.1870. 7.5 x 8.0 cm.
Notes: Item 3, bottom right: Illustration of the Mercantile Library, 16-18 S. 10th Street. The former Franklin Market was adapted for the library in 1869 and demolished in 1959. Wood engraving reproduced in unidentified publication. 9 x 8 cm.
Notes: Item 4, top: Exterior views of Girls' Normal Schools in Philadelphia: New School, Thirteenth and Spring Garden Streets (upper); Old School, Seventeenth and Spring Garden Streets. Photographs reproduced in unidentified publication. 12.5 x 18 cm.
Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.950905
Geocode Longitude:-75.156883

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler