Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 1b

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Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 1b

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Item No: pdcc02624
Title: Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 1b
Historic Street Address: Front & Dock Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01045, top [image dimensions 13.0 cm x 18.0 cm]:

http://www.ushistory.org/philadelphia/street_dock.htm

Reproduction of a lithograph depicting a collection of buildings surrounding Dock Creek. The building on the right is the Blue Anchor Tavern, one of a number of adjoining buildings facing Front Street. Shows the drawbridge over the creek and two rowboats in the water. Two people are standing in one of the rowboats, others are walking on the unpaved streets.

Building demolished: YES 1828


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Item pdcc01046, middle left [image dimensions 5.0 cm x 7.1 cm]:

http://www.ushistory.org/philadelphia/street_dock.htm

Depicts the Blue Anchor Tavern located at the mouth of Dock Creek. Built by George Guest c1682 the Blue Anchor was the earliest inn or tavern in Philadelphia. It was here William Penn first broke bread on the soil that was to be Philadelphia. Clearly shows an anchor on the sign near the entrance to the tavern. Also shows three people approaching the entrance, and two others fishing from the water's edge. Two rowboats lie on the riverbank and a sailboat is nearing the land.

Building demolished: YES 1828


Notes:

Item pdcc01047, bottom right [image dimensions 16.4 cm x 12.3 cm]:

Depicts the mouth of Dock Creek and surrounding buildings.

Text below caption reads: From "An East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia, taken by George Heap, from the Jersey shore, under the direction of Nicholas Scull, Surveyor General of Pennsylvania." Published at London, 1754.

Clipping from an unidentified newspaper.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1828


Notes:

Item pdcc01048, bottom left [image dimensions 7.0 cm x 8.0 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the Jackson Hotel, located on Haverford Avenue.

Clipping from an unidentified newspaper.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.945929
Geocode Longitude:-75.143969

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Breton, William L. - Artist
Guest, George - Architect