Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 31

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 31

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02453
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 31
Historic Street Address: 18th & Race Streets
Historic Street Address: 2100 N. 49th Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00817, top [image dimensions 15.3 cm x 20.3 cm]:

Shows exterior view of Christ Church Hospital and grounds west of the Schuylkill River, beyond the Park.  Built between 1856 and 1861 after designs by architect John M. Gries, the structure was notable for its tower which could be seen rising above the trees for great distances. The institution was founded in 1772 with an endowment left by Dr. John Kearsley, physician and minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, to support widowed members of the church.  The building is now part of the Kearsley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.


Item pdcc00824, bottom [image dimensions 8.0 cm x 10.1 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of photograph showing the facade of the first Wills Hospital building. Located on Race Street above 18th, the building opened in 1834. It was designed by notable architect Thomas Ustick Walter and remained in use until 1932, when the hospital relocated to a new building at 16th & Spring Garden Streets.

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
Gries, John M., 1827-1862 - Architect
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887 - Architect

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