Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 45

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Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 45

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02122
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 45
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
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Item pdcc00386, top [image dimensions 17.0 cm x 20.8 cm]:

http://www.philadelphia-reflections.com/blog/2192.htm

View shows the clubhouse, named the Castle, of the State in Schuylkill. The fishing club,  formed in 1732, is believed to be the oldest social club in the United States. Originally situated opposite the falls of Fairmount on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, the Castle was moved in 1887 to Andalusia, Nicholas Biddle's country estate on the Delaware River in Bucks County. Assembled on the porch are five men wearing long linen aprons. It was a tradition of the club that all cooking was done by official members. On the roof, the cupola is clearly shown. Inside it a bell hangs which was rung to announce that dinner was being served.


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Item pdcc00389, bottom [image dimensions 10.0 cm x 12.5 cm]:

http://www.philadelphia-reflections.com/blog/2192.htm

View shows the Castle, the name given to the clubhouse of the State in Schuylkill Fishing Club. Formed in 1732, the club is believed to be the oldest social club in the United States. Originally situated opposite the falls of Fairmount on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, it was moved in 1887 to Andalusia, Nicholas Biddle's country estate on the Delaware River in Bucks County. A small group of men are posing for the photograph on the porch. Above the porch can be seen a plaque with the date 1732.


Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Ritchie, H. - Artist
Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844