Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 47

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 47

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02469
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.9, Hospitals, Charitable, page 47
Historic Street Address: 2500 Belmont Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00859, bottom left [image dimensions 7.0 cm x 10.8 cm]:

Photograph of Haye's Mechanics' Home, published in Moses King's Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians, 1901. Shows the retirement home, established by George Hayes, in 1858,  for "disabled or aged and infirm American mechanics of good character."

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00860, bottom right [image dimensions 8.6 cm x 10.0 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the Edwin Forrest Home in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia. A prominent nineteenth-century actor, Edwin Forrest founded the home for retired and infirm actors on his country estate "Springbrook" in 1873. He made provision in his will for up to twelve people to live out their lives, free of charge. In 1926 the home was sold to a developer and the institution was relocated to a manor house in Fairmount Park where it stayed until 1986. The institution then merged with the Lillian Booth Actors' Home of the Actors' Fund of America, in Englewood, New Jersey.


Building demolished: YES

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.218994
Geocode Latitude:39.997865

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Lonsdale, Thomas Preston, 1855-1900 - Architect