Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 18

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 18

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01999
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 18
Historic Street Address: 2nd & Welsh Streets
Historic Street Address: 2nd Street & Egmont Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00239, top left [image dimensions 13.0 cm x 15.5 cm]:

Below the title is this inscription: From a sketch by J. F. Watson in 1827.

Source :

The massive two-and-a-half story stone building was one of the grandest colonial mansions in the city. It was built in 1721 by David Lloyd, an American lawyer and politician from Chester, Pa. Lloyd was William Penn's personal lawyer and served as Chief Justice of Pennsylvania from 1717 to 1731.The mansion was destroyed by an explosion in 1882.

Building demolished: YES 1882


Item pdcc00240, bottom left [image dimensions 13.5 cm x 18.2 cm]:

Below the first line of the title is written: it stands (April 1882) opposite site of the Assembly House. 2nd Street and Egmont Avn., Chester, Pa.


Item pdcc00241, top right [image dimensions 7.7 cm x 8.3 cm]:

Shows the old Swedish farmhouse on the banks of the lower Schuylkill which was hit by a cannonball during the British bombardment during the Revolutionary War. The Cannonball House, as it became known, was demolished in 1996 to make way for a water treatment plant.

Building demolished: YES

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913 - Artist