Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 1

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 1

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02349
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 1
Historic Street Address: 2nd & Chestnut Streets, Northeast corner
Historic Street Address: 316-320 Chestnut Street
Historic Street Address: Broad & Arch Streets, Northeast corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00647, top left [image dimensions 10.2 cm x 7.5 cm]:

Halftone reproduction published in Moses King's Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians (1901). Shows the Guarantee Trust and Deposit Company building on Chestnut Street's "Bank Row". Designed by the notable architectural firm Furness and Hewitt, the striking building was constructed between 1873 and 1875. The facade of Carpenter's Hall can be seen in the distance.


Building demolished: YES ca. 1956


Item pdcc00648, top right [image dimensions 10.2 cm x 15.2 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of an illustration published in Moses King's Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians, 1901. Shows an artist's rendition of the Corn Exchange National Bank located on "Bank Row" at Second and Chestnut Streets. Designed by the architectural firm of Newman and Harris, the building was completed c1901. Over the next thirty years it underwent several alterations and additions by Horace Trumbauer, most notably the construction of a clock tower. 


Item pdcc00649, bottom left [image dimensions 6.2 cm x 14.3 cm]:

Printed advertisement for the German American Title and Trust Co., with an engraving of the building and a list of the institution's officers.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00650, bottom right [image dimensions 12.2 cm x 10.7 cm]:

Newspaper clipping showing a sketch of a two-story rowhouse utilised as a commerical property. A signboard, running the width of the facade, sits above the eaves with the inscription "The Firemen's Insurance Company."  The building, like those adjacent, has a dormer window, and window shutters on the second floor. An awning frame and clutter on the sidewalk suggests a run-down neighborhood. The street is cobblestoned. The caption refers to a well-publicised robbery that took place in this building when it was occupied by the Kensington National Bank.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.164339
Geocode Latitude:39.951217

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.8
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Furness & Hewitt (Firm) - Architect
Trumbauer, Horace, 1868-1938 - Architect
Newman & Harris, active 1902-1910 - Architect