Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 56

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 56

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01843
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 56
Historic Street Address: 6th & Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Broad & Poplar Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00129, top [image dimensions 16.4 cm x 23.5 cm]:

Reproduction of an oil painting by Higbee which hangs in the Academy of Music. Also known as The New Theater, the Chestnut Street Theater was considered the most elegant theatre in the country when it opened in 1794. It burnt down in 1820.

Building demolished: YES 1820


Item pdcc00130, bottom right [image dimensions 9.5 cm x 15.2]:

Halftone reproduction of original photograph.

Originally called the Philadelphia Opera House when it opened in 1908, the hall was built by opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein I to be the home of his Philadelphia Opera Company.  It was sold two years later to the Metropolitan Opera of New York, when it was renamed.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.159704
Geocode Latitude:39.970199

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Higbee - Artist
Hammerstein, Oscar, 1846-1919