Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 36

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Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 36

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02113
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 36
Historic Street Address: 42nd Street & Lancaster Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00379, top [image dimensions 13.7 cm x 20.0 cm]:

http://www.archives.upenn.edu/histy/features/wphila/history/history1.html

Reproduction of a watercolor sketch depicting a large brick house in a park-like setting. A man on horseback faces a couple standing at the front door. William Warner (1627-1707) a prominent early Pennsylvanian was one of the first Europeans to settle on the west side of the Schuylkill River. In 1677 he purchased a vast estate stretching from the river to beyond 48th Street giving it the name "Blockley" after his home in England. Warner was a justice of the peace and a member of Penn's first Assembly. He died in 1707.

Building demolished: YES


Notes:

Item pdccd00381, middle right [image dimensions 7.6 cm x 11.0]:

View shows the residence of Edward Shippen, second Mayor of Philadelphia, on Second Street below Dock Street. A woman and child are standing in front of the wooden fence hiding the side garden, and a gentleman is walking past a cluster of trees. Shippen purchased the house in 1693.

Building demolished: YES


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.965615
Geocode Longitude:-75.207286

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Doran, Miss - Artist
Breton, William L. - Artist