Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 50

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 50

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02127
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 50
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00397, top left [image dimensions 9.4 cm x 12.0 cm]:

View of Bellair, the country seat of Lawrence Seckel, prominent wine merchant, who was the first to introduce the Seckel pear commercially. The original tree was found by him on the grounds of this house, situated in the part of lower South Philadelphia called the "Neck".  The adjoining building is Seckel's tenant house. Bellair was later owned by Stephen Girard.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00398, top right [image dimensions 9.0 cm x 11.9 cm]:

Shows the tenant house adjoining Bellair, Lawrence Seckel's country seat on the lower part of South Philadelphia called the "Neck", where the Seckel pear originated. Posing for the unknown photographer is a man and two children.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00400, bottom [image dimensions 14.7 cm x 20.3 cm]:

Undated photograph of the Lower Swedish Log Cabin, taken sometime before the historic building was renovated in 1987.  Situated on Creek Road alongside Darby Creek in Delaware County, the log house was built by early Swedish immigrants who settled the New Sweden Colony along the Delaware River. Possibly the oldest log cabin in North America, it was built between 1638 and 1655. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Seckel, Lawrence, 1747–1823
Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831