Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 45

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 45

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02025
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 45
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00276, top left [image dimensions 7.5 cm x 10.2 cm]:

View shows the facade of Isaac Norris' estate "Fairhill", built by him in 1717 on land north of the city. The ideal of Quaker family life lived close to nature is suggested in this scene of adults and children at play in a rural setting.


Item pdcc00277, top right [image dimensions 16.3 cm x 12.5 cm]:

Black and white halftone reproduction of watercolor drawing.

A newspaper clipping showing a depiction of Fairhill mansion, built by Isaac Norris in 1717. Below the title is the following inscription: Destroyed by the British during the Revolutionary War. Afterwards rebuilt, and still standing. Drawn and engraved for the Sunday Dispatch expressly to illustrate Westcott's "History of Philadelphia."

Norris was a Quaker merchant who became Mayor of Philadelphia in 1742.

Source :

Building demolished: YES

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Norris, Isaac, 1671-1735