Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 25

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 25

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01812
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 25
Historic Street Address: 518 Locust Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc109, full page [image dimensions 13.0 cm x 15.0 cm]:

Surin's Theatre -  also known as the Winter Tivoli Theatre and, later, the Prune Street Theatre (Prune Street being the old name for Locust Street) - was owned by Stanislaus Surin. It opened in 1820 and ran for two successful seasons. It was here in 1823 that John Howard Payne's melodrama "Clari, the Maid of Milan" featuring the song "Home, Sweet Home" was first played in America. The building continued as a theatre until 1825 when it became the campus of Jefferson Medical College until their building on Tenth Street was completed in 1829.

Media type: Pen-and-wash Drawing

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.150552
Geocode Latitude:39.946347

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913 - Artist