Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 26

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Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 26

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Item No: pdcc02754
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 26
Historic Street Address: 19th & Walnut Streets
Historic Street Address: 3rd & Walnut Streets
Historic Street Address: 9th & Walnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Fourth and Walnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Seventeenth and Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc01268, middle row on the right [image dimensions 8.8 cm x 8.0 cm]:

Shows a block of fine residences on Walnut Street looking west from 19th Street. A partial view of Holy Trinity Church is visible on the extreme left at the Northwest corner of West Rittenhouse Square.

Unmounted half stereoview.


Notes:

Item pdcc01269, middle row on the left:

Shows businesses on the ground floors of these private residences.

Unmounted half stereoview.

Building demolished: YES


Notes:

Item pdcc01270, top left [image dimension 9.0 cm x 7.8 cm]:

Shows a mix of building types on the north side of the 300 block of Walnut Street. Tha tall commercial facade is at 307. Adjacent buldings, which were once private residences, have businesses at street level. One sign indicates the presence of the Germantown Fire Insurance Co.

Unmounted half stereoview.

Building demolished: YES


Notes:

Item pdcl00142, top right [image dimensions 9.3 cm x 7.1 cm]:

"Covered wagons, a frequent sight in Philadelphia in the 1850s and 1860s, lend a rural atmosphere to this city scene. The trees of Independence Square are visible in the background. The gas lamp on the corner is fitted with an unusual accoutrement, a transparent street sign which was illuminated when the lamp was lighted."--OPEP, p. 147.

The street with commercial buildings on either side. People on the sidewalks; horse-drawn carts and carriages; streetcar on tracks on Walnut. Street lamp and utility poles on sidewalk; trees in background. Businesses include: "Spofford & Clark, shippers of coal," "Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company," "North Pennsylvania R.R. Co.," and "Lumberman's."


Notes:

Item pdcl00146, bottom left [image dimensions 9.1 cm x 8.0 cm]:

"Beyond this block of fine residences can be seen Rittenhouse Square and the tower of Holy Trinity Church. The house at the corner of 18th Street, center, is the Weightman Mansion (see next picture)."--OPEP, p. 150.

The street with rowhouses on both sides; man in top hat with umbrella; street lamps and trees on sidewalk. Streetcar on tracks. Trees in background; church can be seen above the trees.


Bibliography:

Item pdcl00142:

Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.


Item pdcl00146:

Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.



Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949722
Geocode Longitude:-75.169016

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