Item No: pdcc02429
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 7
Historic Street Address:
24th Street & Gray's Ferry Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00791, top [image dimensions 13.0 cm x 17.7 cm]:
Depiction of the U. S. Naval Asylum, built in 1826 as a home for retired seamen. The main building (Biddle Hall) was completed in 1833 after designs by notable American architect William Strickland.
Item pdcc00792, bottom [image dimensions 12.3 cm x 17.0 cm]:
Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the central section of the U. S. Naval Asylum. Built between 1827 and 1833, Biddle Hall, as it became known, was designed by architect William Strickland, and is considered one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States. The Asylum was built as a retirement home for naval officers and seamen.
A917.481 P536 v.9
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Bowen, John T., approximately 1801-1856? - Lithographer
Wild, J. C. (John Caspar), approximately 1804-1846 - Artist
Strickland, William, 1788-1854 - Architect