Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 16Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Historic Street Address: Dock and Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc01085, top [image dimensions 17.0 cm x 22.2 cm]:
Depicts the facade of the Girard House hotel, built in 1852, after the designs of John McArthur, Jr., architect of City Hall and the Continental Hotel, which was located across the street from the Girard House. During the Civil War, the hotel was commandeered for us as a baracks for Union soldiers, as well as a sewing factory for their uniforms.
Building demolished: YES
Item pdcc01086, bottom left [image dimensions 7.0 cm x 8.9 cm]:
Depicts the Girard House hotel, built in 1852 after designs by John McArthur, Jr., architect of City Hall as well as the Continental Hotel, located just across the street. During the Civil War the hotel was commandeered for use as a sewing factory for uniforms and a baracks for Union soldiers. Shows people strolling on the sidewalks and a stationary horse-drawn carriage. A man on horseback rides along Chestnut Street.
Clipping from The Stranger's Guide in Philadelphia and its Environs. (Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854)
Building demolished: YES
Item pdcl00022, bottom right [image dimensions 9.8 cm x 12.3 cm]:
"This view is of the intersection of Dock and Walnut Streets, where a collection of restaurants catered to longshoremen, traders and seamen alike."--OPEP, p. 23.
Buildings along street, among which are "Kitsch's Hotel" ; "A. Maegern" (with signs, "Restaurant a la carte" and "Imported beer") ; "St. David's Restaurant" ; "Peter Mettetal's Restaurant" ; "Geo. Williams Restaurant & Dining Saloon". People on street. On sidewalk is a street light and a fire hydrant.
Item pdcl00022: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.144635
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
McArthur, John, 1823-1890 - Architect
- Carriages & coaches
- Society Hill
- Kitsch's Hotel
- A. Maegern
- St. David's Restaurant
- Peter Mettetal's Restaurant
- Geo. Williams Restaurant & Dining Saloon
- Horseback riding
- McArthur, John Jr. (1823-1890), Architect
- Horse-drawn vehicles
- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Cobblestone streets
- Dock Street
- Walnut Street