Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 46

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 46

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03029
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 46
Historic Street Address: 2101 S. College Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

All the images on this page are of Girard College, at 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia.  Financier and philanthropist Stephen Girard founded Girard College at his death, bequeathing $6 million dollars (in 1831) for the founding of a school for "poor, male, white orphans" in Philadelphia.  Built by architect Thomas U. Walter, it opened in 1848, and is still there today, occupying 43 acres in the Fairmount neighborhood. It is an example of American Greek Revival architecture.  The school was finally desegregated in 1968, and finally admitted girls in 1984.

Item 1, top left:  Photograph of the front of Founder's Hall at Girard College, at 2101 S. College Avenue.  Photographic print, 8 cm x 8 cm, undated.

Item 2, top right:  Photograph of an oblique view of Founder's Hall at Girard College.  There appears to be laundry hanging out to dry on the lawn, at the lower right of the image.  Photographic print, 8 x 7.5 cm, undated.

Item 3, center left:  Photograph of an oblique view of Founder's Hall at Girard College, and Mariner Hall next to it.  Photographic print, 7.5 x 7.5 cm, undated.

Item 4, center right:  Engraving of a long shot of Girard College, showing Founder's Hall, adjacent halls, and the wall surounding the 43-acre property.  Engraving, 10 x 6 cm, undated.

Item 5, botom left:  Image depicting (presumeably) a mother and child, after visiting a boy at Girard College, on Visitor's Day.  Engraving for an unidentified publication, 18.75 x 13.75 cm, undated.

Item 6, bottom right:  Illustration of dormitory Building N. 8 (later named Lafayette Hall), at Girard College.  Engraving for an unidentified newspaper, 14.5 x 11 cm, undated.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171456
Geocode Latitude:39.973337

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler