Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 39

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 39

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02212
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 39
Historic Street Address: 1216-1218 Market Street
Historic Street Address: 22nd & Market Streets
Historic Street Address: 727 Market Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00518, top [image dimensions 13.5 cm x 23.7 cm]:

Depiction of gas works at 22nd & Market Streets showing a variety of horse-drawn vehicles and horse-back riders galloping in the foreground. The gas works began operation in 1836 and within a year gaslighting was becoming a familiar presence on the city's streets.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00519, bottom right [image dimensions 14.5 cm x 8.5 cm]:

Advertisement for furniture store and upholstery business of Philip C. Shaffer, depicting the facade of its store at 1216 to 1218 Market Street. Shows people on the sidewalk window shopping.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00520, bottom left [image dimensions 18.4 cm x 13.5 cm]:

View of storefronts on the north side of Market Street looking west from 7th Street. Built as private residences circa 1790, the first floors of these buildings have already been devoted to commercial purposes when this photograph was made in 1869. The notable exception is the house with the white shutters, known as the John Perot mansion.  Signage indicates Harot's restaurant; Thomsonian Medicines; and McGrath's bookstore. Awnings extend over the sidewalk which is lined with crates.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.153189
Geocode Latitude:39.950723

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist
Evans, B. R. - Engraver
Richards, F. De B. (Frederick De Bourg) - Photographer