Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 66

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 66

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03049
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 66
Historic Street Address: 2101 S. College Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image 1, center: Colored lithograph of Girard College and its surrounding streetscape, as based on an en plein air drawing by Aug Kollner. Prominent in the image is Founder's Hall, a Greek Revival style building designed by the architect Thomas Ustick Walter. Girard College was founded in 1848, the realized vision of the since deceased Philadelphia merchant, Stephen Girard (1750-1831). Girard aimed through the founding of his eponymous College (a boarding school for youth) to educated poor, orphaned, and fatherless white males for viable future professions in the trades as well as other popular professions of the era. Originally, the College served as the legal guardian for all attendees under the age of eighteen. Although students were required to attend a daily chapel service, the College was, itself, a nondenominational Christian institution. Although the College now admits students of all genders, races, and faiths, the institution remained segregated until 1968 and no females would be permitted to enroll until 1984.  Lithograph, 19.05 x 27.94 cm., 1848.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171228
Geocode Latitude:39.973398

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Augustus Kollner - Artist
Deroy - Lithographer
Thomas Ustick Walter - Architect