Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 10

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 10

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02432
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 10
Historic Street Address: 18th & Race Streets, Southwest corner
Historic Street Address: 734 S. 10th Street
Historic Street Address: 7th & Sansom Streets, Northwest corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00763, bottom left [image dimensions 10.3 cm x 10.0 cm]:

Depicts the four-story building owned by the pioneering private charity. The Union Benevolent Association is the oldest continuously existing charity in the city, and one of the oldest in the country. Founded in 1831 and incorporated in 1871 to adress the needs of the new immigrant population, the charity's stated purpose was "the encouragement of industry, the suppression of pauperism, and the relief of suffering among the worthy poor."

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00764, top right [image dimensions 7.6 cm x 8.6 cm]:

Depicts the first home of Wills Eye Hospital, which opened in 1834. The building was designed by notable Philadelphia architect Thomas Ustick Walter, and accomodated 70 beds. Founded in 1832 through a bequest of Quaker merchant James Wills, Wills Eye was a pioneer in establishing diseases of the eye as a separate branch of medicine in the United States.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.169185
Geocode Latitude:39.956818

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887 - Architect