Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 49

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 49

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03032
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 49
Historic Street Address: 2101 S. College Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The image on this page is of Girard College, at 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia.  Financier and philanthropist Stephen Girard founded Girard College at his death in 1831, 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, entire page:  Image of the planned building of Founder's Hall at Girard College.  The subtitle reads, "Now erecting near Philadelphia under the superintendence of T. U. Walter Esquire."  Lithograph, created and published by George Lehman of Lehman & Duval, 31.5 x 21 cm, 1835.

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
Lehman & Duval - Lithographer