Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 4

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Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 4

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02732
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 4
Historic Street Address: Broad & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01233, top [image dimensions 15.6 cm x 19.5 cm]:

Halftone reproduction on newsprint of a photograph showing an elevated view of South Broad Street looking towards Chestnut Street. In the far distance the Masonic Temple is visible rising above City Hall, which is still under construction. Also shows St. George's Hotel (left foreground), and the Lafayette Hotel, at Broad and Chestnut, just beyond the Union League building..

Clipped from an unidentified newspaper.


Notes:

Item pdcc01234, bottom [image dimensions 13.5 cm x 17.3 cm]:

Halftone reproduction on newsprint of a photograph showing an elevated view of South Broad Street looking towards City Hall. The high-rise in the center of the picture is the 21 story North American Building. Designed by James H. Windrim as the headquarters of the newspaper, The North American, it was the tallest building in the city when it was completed in 1900. A year later, when this photograph was taken, its height was surpassed by the newly finished City Hall. At a height of 548 ft., City Hall remained the tallest building in Philadelphia until the construction of One Liberty Place in 1987.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949363
Geocode Longitude:-75.164342

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.12
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler