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

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 1

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02626
Title: Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 1
Historic Street Address: 2nd & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc01049, bottom [image dimensions 16.4 cm x 12.4 cm]:

Illustration of the City Tavern with descriptive text. The City Tavern was built by subscription in 1773 to provide a meeting place for eminent citizens including the Founding Fathers and many members of the First Continental Congress. The elegant 3-story building was described by John Adams as "the most genteel tavern in America." The original building was partially destroyed by fire in 1834 and demolished in 1854. Such was its significance in the events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War, the City Tavern was reconstructed and readied to open as a tavern and restuarant for the Bicentennial, in 1976.


Item pdcc0115, top [image dimensions 11.3 cm x 16.6 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of an engraving by William Russel Birch, depicting a section of Second Street, below Chestnut.  Shows the neo-classic Bank of Pennsylvania building in the center, flanked on the left by the City Tavern. A partial view of William Logan's house is on the right.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.144525
Geocode Latitude:39.946677

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834 - Engraver