Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 1D

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 1D

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01980
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 1D
Historic Street Address: 1116 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00217, bottom right [image dimensions 13.5 cm x 16.5 cm]:


Photograph shows the mansion facing Chestnut Street built by Hartman Kuhn, a Philadelphia statesman. The estate was purchased by Matthias Baldwin a railroad tycoon and owner of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. By 1865, the property was used as the clubhouse of the fledgling Union League. In the 20th Century, the site became a home to several theaters including the Randolph Theater.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1901

Sign on building next door: Charles Thomas Florist.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.159418
Geocode Latitude:39.950099

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Kuhn, Hartman, 1784-1860
Baldwin, Matthias W. (Matthias William), 1795-1866