Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 55Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc01168, right [image dimensions 9.0 cm x 12.9 cm]:
Reproduction of a pen-and-ink drawing of a two story stone building with covered porches. The Anvil Tavern, formerly Welch's Tavern, was associated with the Battle of Brandywine which took place on September 11, 1777. British soldiers took refreshment at the tavern on their way to the battlefield.
Image clipped from Munsey's Magazine, volume 18, illustrating an article on the old haunts of 19th Century novelist and poet Bayard Taylor, who was born in Kennett Square in 1825.
Building demolished: YES 1917
Item pdcl00072, left [image dimensions 18.5 cm x 13.5 cm]:
"The Black Bear once stood near the site of the present Bourse. It is said to have been a great gathering place for people from the West, and was one of at least three such inns in the vicinity."-OPEP, p. 77.
Front of the inn with people on the sidewalk; horse-drawn cart parked on the street; streetlamp on the corner and streetcar tracks running up the street. Sign on building: "Black Bear Inn."
Building demolished: YES
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.148017
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Richards, F. De B. (Frederick De Bourg) - Photographer