Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 75

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 75

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03058
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 75
Historic Street Address: 131 S. 5th Street (today, S. Independence Mall E)
Historic Street Address: S. 9th Street, between Market and Chestnut Sts.)
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Image of the Medical Hall (left) and College Hall (right), on 9th Street, below Market, on the 9th Street campus of the University of Pennsylvania.  Built in 1829 by architect William Strickland, they replaced an earlier Penn building at this site, and continued as Penn's main campus until the university moved to its permanent West Philadelphia location in 1872. (This picture is incorrectly captioned as 1750, which was before Penn became a university in 1791, and the first campus was at 4th Street, below Arch, from 1750-1801.)  Reproduction of an 1842 J. T. Bowen color print, for an unidentified publication, 16.5 x 12 cm, undated.  [Note:  The University of Pennsylvania's two 1829 9th Street campus buildings in this image share the same names and functions as their corresponding buildings on the 1873 West Philadelphia campus.  The images pictured in the next item, pdcc03059, show the two later buildings.]

Item 2, bottom:  Image of Surgeons' Hall, lecture hall for the Medical College of Philadelphia, the medical school of the College of Philadelphia.  Founded in 1765, it was the first medical college in the colonies.  The first campus of the College was located at 4th & Arch Streets; but the Medical College lectures were held in Surgeons' Hall, at 131 S. 5th Street.  Classes were held in this buiilding from 1765-1801, during which time the college grew into the University of Pennsylvania.  Reproduction of a sketch by Charles A. Poulson, for an unidentified publication, 11 x 10 cm, undated.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.149255
Geocode Latitude:39.947904

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Charles A. Poulson - Artist
J. T. Bowen - Artist
William Strickland - Architect