Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 28

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 28

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02376
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 28
Historic Street Address: 1000-1008 Walnut Street
Historic Street Address: 420 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00705, top [image dimensions 12.0 cm x 19.0 cm]:

Depicts the north facade of the Second Bank of the United States, facing Chestnut Street.  This Greek revival masterpiece by William Strickland was completed in 1824 for the United States Bank of Philadelphia - the nation's Central Bank. Both the north and south facades are built of Pennsylvania Blue Marble, and feature a set of steps leading up to a main level platform on top of which sit eight Doric columns.

Engraving also shows people in front of the building engaged in a variety of activities.


Item pdcc00706, middle right [image dimensions 8.0 cm x 11.0 cm]:

Depicts the financial institution with people outside and a horse-drawn coach drawn up in front of the bank's entrance.

Additional copy in Philadelphiana: Box: Banks [1] General Folder: A-Z. 


Item pdcc00707, bottom left [image dimensions 17.7 cm x 12.8 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the building which was home to The Western Savings Fund Society. Completed in 1887, the building was designed by notable architect James H. Windrim. The facade underwent alterations in 1902 and 1909 by Furness & Evans Co. 

Building demolished: YES 1967

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.162935
Geocode Latitude:39.949449

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.8
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry), 1809-1854 - Artist
Tingle, James, active 1824-1850 - Engraver
Windrim, James H. (James Hamilton), 1840-1919 - Architect