Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 48

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 48

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03031
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 48
Historic Street Address: 2101 S. College Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The two 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:  Image of Founder's Hall at Girard College.  Heliograph (sample print), made by The Philadelphia Heliographic Co., 23.5 x 18.5 cm, undated.

Item 2, bottom:  Aerial photograph of new buildings on the Girard College campus.  Reproduction of a cyanotype photograph, created by the Levytype Co. of Philadelphia, 17 x 12.5 cm, undated (but circa 1891).

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
Philadelphia Heliographic Co. - Photographer
Levytype Co. Phila. - Photographer