Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 45

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 45

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02773
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 45
Historic Street Address: 13th & Arch Streets
Historic Street Address: Center Square
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc01275, top [image dimensions 10.0 cm x 15.1 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of photograph looking westward from City Hall Tower.

From King's View of Philadelphia. Published by Moses King, New York. Copyright, 1900 by Moses King.

Caption reads: Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Harrison Building and the long lines of rails stretching out across the river are the most prominent objects in the picture. Several of the Schuylkill River's 18 bridges, Aldine Hotel, West Philadelphia Market, Drexel Institute and Export Exposition Building may be located.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc01328, bottom [image dimensions 12.5 cm x 15.3 cm]:

Depicts a view looking west on Arch Street from Thirteenth Street. On the left is St.George's Hall, originally the home of railroad executive Matthew Newkirk. The elegant marble mansion was designed by architect Thomas U. Walter in the 1850s. In 1876 it became the headquarters of the Society of the Sons of St. George, organized in 1772 to assist Englishmen in distress in America. The building was sold again in 1901, when the Society moved to Arch Street at 19th, and was taken down soon after. The spires in the distance belong to the Arch Street Methodist Church (left) and the First Baptist Church.

Taken from Illustrated Philadelphia: Its Wealth and Industries. American Publishing & Engraving Co., 1889, p.77.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.160876
Geocode Latitude:39.954170

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