Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 57

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 57

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03040
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 57
Historic Street Address: 4th Street, below Arch Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, entire page:  Painting of the Old Academy, located at 4th Street, below Arch Street.  The building on the left was originally a preaching hall and religious school, erected in 1740, by architect Edmund Woolley.  In 1749, it became the Academy of Philadelphia, a private secondary school, founded by a group led by Benjamin Franklin; in 1755, it became the College of Philadelphia, and the first building for what grew into the University of Pennsylvania in 1791. The dormitory on the right was added in 1765.  Original watercolor painting by David McNeely Stauffer, 31.5 x 25.5, 1882.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.146898
Geocode Latitude:39.951880

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913) - Artist
Edmund Woolley (c.1695—1771) - Architect