Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 23

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Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 23

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Item No: pdcc02751
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 23
Historic Street Address: 3rd & Chestnut
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01256, full page [image dimensions 24.3 cm x 18.0 cm]:

During the first half of the Nineteenth Century, the vicinity of Third and Chestnut was the business center of Philadelphia. Banks, insurance offices and most of the newspaper offices were located here.This wood engraving depicts the Bulletin Building, the headquarters of the Evening Bulletin newspaper,and the adjacent First Bank of the United States. Designed by Samuel Blodgett in 1794, the bank was completed in 1797 and was notable as an early example of Classical monumental design. Signage on other buildings indicate the offices of The Daily Sun newspaper, an envelope manufactory, and T. B. Calvert & Co. die sinkers, embossers & general engravers. Also shows elegantly-dressed people on the sidewalk; a man, woman and child riding horseback; horse-drawn carriages pulled up at the curb.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.948804
Geocode Longitude:-75.146033

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