Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 13

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Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 13

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02090
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 13
Historic Street Address: 3400 West Girard Avenue.
Historic Street Address: 3rd & Spruce Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00354, bottom right [image dimensions 10.0 cm x 11.8 cm]:

Original photograph showing a corner view of a three-story brick building, its gable end facing 3rd Street. Attached row houses front Spruce Street. Signage identifies the business as "S. Goldman, Wholesale Grocer"; accompanying poster advertises "Washburn Crosby's Gold Medal Flour."

Barrels sit on the sidewalk behind a fire hydrant. Across Spruce Street people gather in the shade of an awning.

Building demolished: YES


Notes:

Item pdcc00355, bottom left [image dimensions 9.0 cm x 7.8 cm]:

http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/about/aboutzoo/zoo-history/the-solitude-house.htm

View of "Solitude", historic house on the grounds of Philadelphia Zoo. Built by John Penn, William Penn's grandson, on the banks of the Schuylkill River in 1784 as a country retreat.


Notes:

Item pdcc00357, top [image dimensions 12.0 cm x 15.0 cm]:

http://www.livingplaces.com/PA/Philadelphia_County/Philadelphia_City/Solitude.html

Engraving, etching and stipple print of a country estate showing landscaping.

The small square building, surrounded by trees and shrubbery, sits on high ground above the west bank of the Schuylkill River. Built in 1785 by John Penn, grandson of William Penn, the house's isolated position suited the reclusive owner, who named it "Solitude". Today, the house is owned by the Zoological Gardens who use it for administration offices.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.974819
Geocode Longitude:-75.195558

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Penn, John, 1729-1795
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834 - Engraver