Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 7

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Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 7

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02084
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 7
Historic Street Address: Delaware Avenue & Race Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00343, top [image dimensions 14.6 cm x 20.3 cm]:

http://libwww.freelibrary.org/diglib/searchitem.cfm?itemid=pdcl00036

Engraving dated 1889 of an 1856 photograph (see Historic Images of Philadelphia pdcl00036) showing a corner view of a brick commercial building. Erected in 1705, this old warehouse for salt and salt fish, also called a salthouse, was one of the first buildings to appear on the Delaware River waterfront. A large sign projecting from the building reads "William Neil Sale Loft."  Other signs read "William Neil Sale Makers"; and  "S.H. & H. Levin & Co. Fish and Provisions." Barrels are shown assembled in front of the building and a man leans against a corner lamppost. A horse-drawn wagon is waiting at the curbside. The building was torn down sometime after 1910.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1910


Notes:

Item pdcc00344, bottom [image dimensions 10.5 cm x 13.5 cm]:

This old warehouse for salt and salt fish, also called a salthouse, was built in 1705 and was one of the first buildings to be erected on the Delaware waterfront. Its bricks and timbers were brought from England and were still sound when the building was torn down sometime after 1908.A large sign advertises "S.H. Levin Salt Fish Store." Barrels line the sidewalk, and a number of men are busy outside the entrance. A large flag hanging lifelessly from the front of the building has 46 stars, suggesting the date of the photograph is between 1908 and 1912.

Building demolished: YES


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.953430
Geocode Longitude:-75.140409

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Ritchie, H. - Engraver