Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 9

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 9

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02737
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 9
Historic Street Address: 18th & Locust Streets
Historic Street Address: 571 South Front Street
Historic Street Address: Fifth & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc01235, second row down, left [image dimensions 9.4 cm x 12.0 cm]:

Shows rowhouses on the East side of Front Street below Lombard. Businesses occupy the first floor of what were once private residences.


Item pdcc01236, top left [image dimensions 9.0 cm x 7.8 cm]:

Shows a row of grand residences in a fashionable neighborhoood overlooking Rittenhouse Square. The white Italian-style mansion dominating the block was built in 1852 by Joseph Harrison, Jr., after designs by Samuel Sloan. Harrison was an internationaly famous engineer, who constructed Russia's first railroad. The house on the right, on the corner of 18th and Locust, was the residence of J. Kearsley Mitchell, noted physician.

Unmounted half stereoview.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc01237, middle row, right [image dimensions 9.5 cm x 11.1]:

Reproduction of a drawing depicting the east side of 5th Street north from Chestnut. Shows a commercial block of stores and other businesses with wagons parked by the roadside and a streetcar in the distance. This block was demolished to make way for the construction of the Philadelphia Bourse Building, which was completed in 1895.

Building demolished: YES

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.146914
Geocode Latitude:39.959788

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