Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 2

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

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01789
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 2
Historic Street Address: 12th & Sanson Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00067, top right [image dimensions 8 cm x 6 cm]:

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The institution originated in 1812 and was incorporated five years later. The building, which was originally a place of worship for followers of the doctrine of Emanuel Swedenbourg, was modified for its new purpose. It is a quadrangular building, about forty-four feet square, surmounted by a dome.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00068, bottom left [image dimensions 13.0 cm x 17.0 cm]:

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The engraving shows the domed building in a street setting. People can be seen both walking and stationary in small groups. In the center of the image three men and two horses and a dog are grouped beside a fire station. On the lower left corner sits a gas street lamp, and a covered wagon is disappearing out of view. On the lower right two gentlemen are in conversation.

The engraving was published in London by Simpkin & Marshall & I. T. Hinton.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.160553
Geocode Latitude:39.949746

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772
Burton, Charles, active 1823-1839 - Artist
Fenner, Sears & Co. - Engraver