Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 12

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Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 12

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Item No: pdcc02637
Title: Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 12
Historic Street Address: Front & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01081, full page [image dimensions 14.1 cm x 19.5 cm]:

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

Etching of the London Coffee House located on the corner of Front & Market Streets. Opened by William Bradford in 1754, coffee house quickly became the place to talk politics and conduct business, including the inspection and auctioning of slaves. 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
Ritchie, H. - Engraver