Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 97

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 97

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02722
Title: Castner Scrapbook v. 11, Hotels, Inns, page 97
Historic Street Address: 1910-1922 Chestnut Street
Historic Street Address: 421 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc01193, top left [image dimensions 13.3 cm x 13.5 cm]:

View of the front of the Aldine Hotel located on Chestnut Street, between Nineteenth and Twentieth Streets. Built 1848-1851 as the home of Dr. James Rush, it underwent extensive renovations after publisher J. B. Lippincott purchased the house in 1875 and opened it as a luxury hotel in 1877.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc01194, bottom [image dimensions 7.3 cm x 10.5 cm]:

Depiction of the front of the United States Hotel, and adjacent buildings on Chestnut Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. Built in the early part of the Nineteenth Century, the notable hotel was patronized by many celebrities, including Charles Dickens, who stayed at the hotel on his first visit to Philadelphia in 1842. The property was sold to the Philadelphia Bank in 1856, and upon the site a granite building was constructed in 1859.

Clipping from an unidentified newspaper.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1856

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.148077
Geocode Latitude:39.949017

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Yarnall & Cooper - Architect