Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 59

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 59

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02232
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 59
Historic Street Address: 13th & Market Streets
Historic Street Address: 2nd & Market Streets
Historic Street Address: Front & Market Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00544, top [image dimensions 9.6 cm x 12.5 cm]:

Stephen Girard's Alleged "Slave Dungeons". Front & Market Streets.

View of demolition site of Stephen Girard's house at front & Market Streets, showing cells that were believed at the time to have been used to incarcerate people.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1907


Item pdcc00545, middle [image dimensions 8.0 cm x 13.8 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of an illustration depicting a busy market scene near 2nd & Market Streets. Shows merchants with their tables in front of the court house, and people strolling the neighborhood.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00546, bottom [image dimensions 7.7 cm x 13.9 cm]:

Postcard view of John Wanamaker's Grand Depot showing carriages and pedestrians nearby and a bicycle rider crossing the intersection of 13th & Market Streets. 

Wanamaker opened his first department store on the site of the abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad Station. The Moorish facade was designed to appeal to visitors attending the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1911

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.160969
Geocode Latitude:39.952338

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831
Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922