Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 39

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 39

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03022
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 39
Historic Street Address: 1000 E Main St, Norristown, PA (Oakland Female I)
Historic Street Address: Broad & Green Streets (Central H S)
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image 1: Top. This image shows Central High School of Philadelphia, a gargantuan, stalwart edifice fronting west side of North Broad Street. The school comprised the entire block bound by North Broad to the east, 15th Street to the west, Green Street to the north, and Brandywine to the south. The image indicates that the school's corner stone was "laid on October 20th, 1894".  Reproduction for an unidentified publication, 20.4 x 16.4 cm, undated.

Image 2: Bottom. This image shows the Oakland Female Institute, located along the eastern border of Norristown, Pennsylvania, on an eight-acre tract of land. Founded by Presbyterian minister, James G. Ralston, the Okland Female Institute was opened in 1845 and served to educate young women. In an 1860 "Circular and Catalogue of the Oakland Femaile Institute", enrolled students are listed as hailing from the greater Philadelphia area (including parts of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey) to the states of Iowa, Michican, Texas, and Mississippi, to the country of Peru.  Lithographic print, undated, 21.3 x 14.2 cm.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.325657
Geocode Latitude:40.108038

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
P. S. Duval & Co's Steam Lith Press, Phila. - Lithographer
J. Queen (from nature & on stone) - Artist