Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 30

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 30

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02378
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 30
Historic Street Address: 21-22 Water Street
Historic Street Address: 4th & Walnut Streets, Southeast corner
Historic Street Address: Chestnut & Juniper Streets, Northeast corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00710, top right [image dimensions 9.5 cm x 9.5 cm]:

Photograph shows the second mint, which was built in 1833 from designs by architect William Strickland, who used the Temple of Ilyssus, near Athens, as a model. Both the front and rear facades were graced with six fluted Ionic columns supporting a plain pediment. The majestic white marble structure was nicknamed the "Grecian Temple." The building was sold and quickly demolished in 1902, following the mint's move to larger premises on Spring Garden Street.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00711, top left [image dimensions 20.0 cm x 12.0 cm]:

Advertisement for the financial institution includes an engraving of the company's building, a description of its services, and a listing of its officers and trustees.


Item pdcc00712, bottom left [image dimensions 9.1 cm x 13.9 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a lithograph depicting a four-story brick house with green shutters. A two-story building is adjacent.

Building demolished: YES

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.140609
Geocode Latitude:39.952770

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.8
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Strickland, William, 1788-1854 - Architect