Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 65Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00549, top [image dimensions 11.8 cm x 16.2 cm]:
Hand-colored engraving on wood depicting the Pump House in Centre Square, Philadelphia. From 1800 to 1815, the Centre Square Water Works was used to deliver water from the Schuylkill River to subscribers and hydrants in various parts of the city. Designed in the neo-classic style by Benjamin Latrobe, the white marble building, surrounded by trees and walkways, became a popular destination for pleasure-seekers. In this depiction, several couples stroll the grounds while two musicians play their instruments on the steps. Smoke is shown billowing from the steam engines inside the building. The Pump House was demolished in 1827.
Building demolished: YES 1829
Item pdcc00550, bottom [image dimensions 9.6 cm x 15.2 cm]:
Halftone reproduction of photograph showing Lit Brothers Department Store on Market Street, west of Seventh Street. Early automobiles, including a Lit Brothers delivery vehicle, are parked in front of the building. Also shows horse-drawn carriages.
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.152577
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820