Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 86Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00421, top [image dimensions 12.0 cm x 17.0 cm]:
Reproduction of a pen and ink drawing showing the facade of the home of Thomas Wilcox, early paper maker and owner of Ivy Mills, the second paper mill to operate in America. Built prior to 1744 at Concord in Delaware (then Chester) County, the Wilcox Mansion became one of the first Catholic stations in the region, where Mass was conducted by priests from Philadelphia. It continued in this capacity until 1837 when the house was torn down.
Item pdcc00422, bottom [image dimensions 10.0 cm x 15.0 cm]:
View shows a mansion set in landscaped grounds, with trees and other plantings. John Barker served in the Revolutionary War, after which he rose to the rank of Major General before retiring in 1808. He was twice the Mayor of Philadelphia, in 1808 and 1812.
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Wilcox, Thomas, 1689-1779
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834 - Engraver