Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 71

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 71

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03054
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 71
Historic Street Address: 5th & Library Streets, SE corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image 1, center: Clipping from an unknown publication features an illustration of the Philadelphia Merchantile Library's home on the southeast side of South Fifth Street, at the corner of 5th and Library Streets. Although founded in 1821, the Library would not assume its 5th Street location until 1844, at which time two adjacent lots were purchased and the featured Library Building was constructed.  It opened in 1845, and was demolished in 1925. The contents were moved to the Franklin Building on 10th Street. The library was ultimately absorbed by the Free Library.  Daguerreotype, 18 x 21 cm, undated (probably c. 1845).

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.148929
Geocode Latitude:39.948417

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
W. & F. Langenheim Dag. - Photographer