Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 20

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Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 20

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02442
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 20
Historic Street Address: 312-322 Walnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00796, top [image dimensions 14.3 cm x 18.5 cm]:

Depicts the Quaker Almshouse built in 1729 fronting Walnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. The building, which provided housing, food and work for poor members of the Society of Friends, was torn down in 1846.

Building demolished: YES 1876


Notes:

Item pdcc00797, bottom [image dimensions 14.0 cm x 23.5 cm]:

Depicts the the Quaker Almshouse, which fronted on Walnut Street between 3rd and 4th streets. Built in 1729 by the Society of Friends to provide housing, food and work for its poor members until 1767. The building was demolished in 1876.

The inscription lower right is a quotation from Henry Wadsorth Longfellow's poem Evangeline A Tale of Acadie: "Thus.....she entered the door of the Almshouse/ Sweet on the summer air was the odor of flowers in the garden." 

Building demolished: YES 1876


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.946799
Geocode Longitude:-75.147221

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler