Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 39

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 39

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02019
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 39
Historic Street Address: Front and Christian Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcl00010, top [image dimensions 21.1 cm x 16 cm]:

"Half-houses such as this were frequent in the old city and were built as both space and money savers. According to the sign, this house was the residence of a painter of houses, ships and signs. The symbol of his trade in the form of a birdcage can be seen over the doorway. Beyond the house, at the left rear, is Sparks' shot tower, still standing today."--OPEP, p. 5.

The street, with half-house. People at window, on staircase, and standing and sitting on steps of house next door, facing the photographer. On the left, a white fence and view of the Sparks's shot tower. A wheelbarrow next to a street lamp on sidewalk.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcl00010: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.145524
Geocode Latitude:39.935780

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Moran, John, 1831-1903 - Photographer