Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 00A

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 00A

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01787
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 00A
Historic Street Address: 1330 Chestnut Street
Historic Street Address: Broad & Locust Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00061, top [image dimensions 12.8 cm x 16.5 cm]:

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Reproduction of a photograph of the Academy of Music on South Broad Street. The concert hall was opened on January 26, 1857. It is the oldest grand opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose. Home to the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1900 to 2001, the Academy remains one of the busiest halls in the world and hosts a myriad of community functions and cultural activities, including performances by the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and Philly Pops with Peter Nero. The Academy is owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association and managed by the Kimmel Center for the Peforming Arts.



Item pdcc00062, middle left [image dimensions 8.9 cm x 13.0 cm]:

This engraving shows the Academy of Music shortly after its completion in 1857. Inscribed on the lower right corner of the print are the names of the building's architects : N. Le Brun and G. Runge.


Item pdcc00063, middle right [image dimensions 11.3 cm x 6.5 cm]:

The Garrick Theatre was built in 1901, and stood at 1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.164013
Geocode Latitude:39.950095

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Levytype Co. - Photographer
Sartain, Henry, 1833-1895 - Engraver