Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 17

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 17

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01804
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 17
Historic Street Address: 219 South Broad Street
Historic Street Address: 808 Locust Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00098, top left [image dimensions 1.0 cm x 10.0 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of the Musical Fund Hall. The caption below is as follows: "Maliban, Sonntag, Jenny Lind, Grisi, Ole Bull, Goldschmidt appeared here. Lafayette received, 1824. The acoustic properties of the hall are excellent."


Item pdcc00099, top right [image dimensions 14.0 cm x 10.2 cm]:

Built by the Musical Fund Society in 1824, the hall became a musical center for the city, and a place where Europe's most prominent musicians performed. In other uses of the hall the National Republican Convention of 1856 was held there, and through the mid-19th Century a steady flow of speakers, entertainers and religious leaders appeared at the hall.



Item pdcc00100, bottom [image dimensions 11.2 cm x 16.8 cm]:

Opened in1869, the Natatorium and Physical Institute building was situated at 219 South Broad Street. The Institute provided recreational facilities for wealthy clientele including a swimming pool and gymnasium on the first floor and a dance academy on the second floor.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.164159
Geocode Latitude:39.948610

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Strickland, William, 1788-1854