Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 38

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Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 38

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Item No: pdcc02663
Title: Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 38
Historic Street Address: Broad & Locust Streets, Southwest corner
Historic Street Address: Third Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01133, top left [image dimensions 14.0 cm x 9.5 cm]:

Rendering of the Hotel Walton, Broad & Locust Streets. This ornate hotel, designed by Angus S. Wade (whose name appears in red print at the bottom of this flyer), opened in February 1896. The conical turrets topped with flagpoles helped to establish the hotel as a landmark in center city. Incorporated into the building's design was the Hotel Metropole, an earlier establishment on this site along with the Empire Theatre, which was demolished to accomodate the new hotel. After bankruptcy proceedings in 1946 the hotel was renamed the John Bartram. It was demolished in 1966. Shows a partial view of the Broad Street Theatre on the right.

Building demolished: YES 1966


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.948223
Geocode Longitude:-75.164560

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Wade, Angus S., 1865-1932 - Architect