Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 90

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 90

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03073
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 90
Historic Street Address: (today) near 8th & Race Streets
Historic Street Address: Juniper Street, near Market Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  1918 article detailing the 100-year history of the School District of Philadelphia.  Text for an unidentified publication, 23.5 x 16 cm, 1918.

Item 2, bottom :  Two images of early schools of the School District of Philadelphia. 

The photograph on the bottom left is identified as the first public school building erected for the new school district, at Darien Street, north of Race Street (today, that former address would be in Chinatown, near 8th & Race Streets).  It was built in 1818.  Reproduction of a photograph for an unidentified publication, 11 x 11.5 cm, undated.

The print on the bottom right shows the first location of the Central High School for Boys, at Juniper Street, near Market Street.  It was in operation from 1838-1854, when the school moved to a new building at Broad & Green Streets. In 1900, it relocated once more, to a larger building across the street.  Then, in 1939, it moved to its present location at 1700 W Olney Avenue.  Reproduction of an early print, for an unidentified publication, 11.5 x 11.5 cm, undated. 

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.162679
Geocode Latitude:39.951853

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler