Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 38

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Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 38

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02115
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 38
Historic Street Address: 5th Street & Washington Avenue.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00382, bottom [image dimensions 8.4 cm x 11.7 cm]:

http://books.google.com/books?id=5m1TAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA466&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

View shows a large mansion in a rural setting. It was originally the country seat of Joseph Wharton (1707-1776), a successful merchant who named it Walnut Grove. Located in Wicaco township, near present-day 5th Street and Washington Avenue, it was the scene of the famous meschianza of 1778. The house was torn down in 1862 to make room for a schoolhouse.


Notes:

Item pdcc00383, top [image dimensions 15.0 cm x 12.4 cm]:

http://books.google.com/books?id=5m1TAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA466&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

View shows a large mansion set between two smaller buildings and surrounded by mature trees and plantings. Walnut Grove Mansion was the country seat of the Wharton family and the setting of the famous meschianza procession of 1778.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.934708
Geocode Longitude:-75.152344

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Breton, William L. - Artist
Gilbert, George, active 1818-1836 - Engraver
Wharton family