Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 8

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Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 8

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Item No: pdcc02633
Title: Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 8
Historic Street Address: Broad & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01074, top [image dimensions 22.7 cm x 17.0 cm]:

Depicts the La Pierre House located on the west side of Broad Street, below Chestnut. Built in 1853, the luxurious hotel was designed by Philadelphia architect John McArthur Jr. The building's richly ornamented facade is surmounted by a huge sculpture of an American eagle. The hotel was renamed the Lafayette Hotel in 1876 and demolished in 1900. Shows a partial view of the adjacent Academy of Natural Sciences. Also shows well-dressed people, three on horseback, in the vicinity.

Clipping from the front cover (cropped) of Gleason's Pictorial newspaper, dated October 8, 1853.


Notes:

Item pdcc01075, bottom [image dimensions 6.7 cm x 8.5 cm]:

Depicts the La Pierre House located on the west side of Broad Street, below Chestnut. Built in 1853, the luxurious hotel was designed by Philadelphia architect John McArthur Jr. The building's richly ornamented facade is surmounted by a huge sculpture of an American eagle. The hotel was renamed the Lafayette Hotel in 1876 and demolished in 1900. Shows a partial view of the adjacent Academy of Natural Sciences.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.950526
Geocode Longitude:-75.164436

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist
McArthur, John, 1823-1890 - Architect