Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 1

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 1

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02729
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 1
Historic Street Address: Broad & Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Broad & Jefferson, Northwest corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc01220, top right [image dimensions 8.5 cm x 12.5 cm]:

Depicts uniformly plain rowhouses looking over a garden in the middle of a street. Shows pedestrians on the sidewalks and a horse and buggy being brought to a halt on the cobblestone street. St. Alban's Place, located between Catharine and Fitzwater Streets and 23rd and 24th Streets, was laid out as a garden street in the 1870s. The garden, surrounded by an iron fence, featured three ornate fountains and numerous flower urns.


Item pdcc01221, middle [image dimensions 12.8 cm x 18.7 cm]:

Depicts a busy promenade scene on Broad Street typical of a Sunday afternoon in the 1870s. Shows well-dressed people strolling in front of the mansion built by Jospeh Singerly, a wealthy businessman who developed Philadelphia's street rail system. Also shows a man and woman on horseback and two ladies driving a surry with a fringed canopy-top.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1908


Item pdcc01222, bottom [image dimensions 10.0 cm x 11.4 cm]:

Shows a busy scene on Broad Street looking towards South Penn Square from Chestnut Street. Sunlight describes the architectural splendour of the City Hall facade. On the left Kuglers restaurant is identified by its sign.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.164436
Geocode Latitude:39.950526

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.12
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Snyder, Henry M. - Engraver
Schell, Frederic B. - Artist