Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 27

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 27

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02449
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 27
Historic Street Address: 5928 Germantown Avenue
Historic Street Address: Broad Street & Washington Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00811, top [image dimensions 20.0 cm x 25.0 cm]:

Exterior view of the Citizens' Volunteer Hospital, corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue, in 1864. Shows people on the sidewalk, workmen attending to the trolley tracks, and three kinds of horse-drawn vehicles. Opened in 1861, this was one of the earliest of the military hospitals to be set up in Philadelphia during the Civil War. Although not the largest, it provided 400 beds for sick soldiers passing through the city.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1865


Item pdcc00812, bottom [image dimensions 8.8 cm x 16.5 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing a bird's-eye view of central Germantown. In the right foreground stands the Old Town Hall, designed by architect Napolean LeBrun and constructed in 1854. During the Civil War the building was used as a military hospital, and in 1862 additional buildings (shown in this photograph) were added to accommodate the influx of wounded soldiers. Cuyler Army Hospital, as it was named, received patients until the end of the war when the frame buildings were dismantled. The Old Town Hall is shown with its original steeple. In 1876 a new steeple was built to house the clock and bell from the old State House. The Old Town Hall was demolished in 1920 and replaced by a new Town Hall on the same site.

Building demolished: YES 1920

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.177790
Geocode Latitude:40.037939

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Le Brun, Napoleon, 1821-1901 - Architect