Castner Scrapbook v.7, Walks, Views, Maps, page 7

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.7, Walks, Views, Maps, page 7

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02269
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.7, Walks, Views, Maps, page 7
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcl00011, full page [image dimensions 34.2 cm x 26.1 cm]:

"The old city as viewed from Sparks' shot tower, located not far from Old Swedes' Church in Southwark, appeared to be busy and crowded with residences as well as buildings for trade and commerce. The tall ship houses and dry dock of the Navy Yard, and the waterfront warehouses and docks are visible in the east and east-southwest views (Nos. 11 and 12) above Old Swedes' Church (with the white spire) and Bethel Baptist Church in Front Street. The west view (No. 13) is along Carpenter Street, and the northwest view (No. 14) looks down upon the intersection of 2nd and Christian Streets and Moyamensing Avenue."--OPEP, p. 6-7.

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Aerial east view of the city, facing the Delaware River. Residential and commercial buildings along streets. At the left middle corner, "De Soto Hotel". In the background are Navy Yard, waterfront warehouses and docks, tall ships in the river. Trees line some of the streets. Bethel Baptist Church in foreground, Old Swedes' Church steeple in background.


Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.146442
Geocode Latitude:39.934654

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.7
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler