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

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

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Item No: pdcc02636
Title: Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 11
Historic Street Address: Front & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
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Item pdcc01079, top [image dimensions 9.9 cm x 14.0 cm]:

http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-21

Depicts a busy scene in front of the London Coffee House in colonial times. Opened by William Bradford in 1754 at the corner of Front & Market, the London Coffee House quickly became the place to talk politics and conduct business, including the inspection and auctioning of slaves. Shows a group of three native americans being given a tour of the area, drawing stares of curious onlookers. Also shows an elegant coach and four, on the lower right, and a covered wagon on the left passing William Bradford's printing office. In 1796, James Stokes bought the establishment and converted it into his home and a store. In the following decades until it was torn down in 1883 the old building, which had been the center of business and political life in Philadelphia, housed a variety of businesses. 


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Item pdcc01080, bottom [image dimensions 12.0 cm x 17.4 cm]:

http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-21

Depicts the London Coffee House in colonial times. Opened by William Bradford in 1754, The London Coffee House quickly became the place to talk politics and conduct business, including the inspection and auctioning of slaves. Shows african-american women standing on a raised platform being bid on at a public auction. In 1796, James Stokes bought the establishment and converted it into his home and a store. In the following decades until it was torn down in 1883 the old building, which had been the center of business and political life in Philadelphia, housed a variety of businesses. 


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949529
Geocode Longitude:-75.142290

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler