Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 96

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Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 96

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02721
Title: Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 96
Historic Street Address: 7673 Germantown Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01192, top left [image dimensions 8.4 cm x 10.4 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of photograph showing the historic inn. Located on 2nd Street above Poplar, the hostelry was built c.1806. Shows a man and three children posing in front of the entrance to the courtyard. It was in front of the Bull's Head Hotel, in 1809, that the first rail track was laid in America. A car was placed on a track of wooden rails eight feet wide and a hundred and eighty feet long. It was found that a horse could pull a heavy load upon the track with more ease than several horses used upon an ordinary road. Horse railroads soon became a common sight in the city and beyond.

Building demolished: YES


Notes:

Item pdcp00568, top right:

Located: Postcard Collection Under: Philadelphia - Hotels - Mermaid

Originally built ca. 1795. Demolished and rebuilt early 20th century.

Undivided Back, 1 cent postage.

Building demolished: YES


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.948706
Geocode Longitude:-75.160766

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
World Post Card Company - Lithographer