Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 95

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 95

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03078
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 95
Historic Street Address: 139-145 S. 10th Street
Historic Street Address: 2101 S College Avenue
Historic Street Address: 32nd & Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Broad & Christian Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 Item 1, top left:  Image of Germantown Academy, at 110 Schoolhouse Lane.  The schoolhouse building--the one with the belfry--was built in 1760, in the colonial style.  It was in use until the school relocated in 1965.  It was designated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and has been the site of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf since 1985.  Reproduction of a photograph for an unidentified publication, 11.5 x 10.5 cm, undated.

Item 2, top right:  Image of the Ridgway Library, at Broad & Christian Streets, when it was housing a large portion of the Philadelphia Library Company's (LCP) collections.  It was designed by Addison Hutton in the Greek Revival style, and built between 1873-1878.  Because of the Ridgway's distance from Center City, other more centrally-located buildings became the LCP's main centers; the Ridgway was eventually taken over by other organizations, finally becoming the home of today's Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, since 1997. Reproduction of a photograph for an unidentified publication, 12.5 x 10 cm, undated.

Item 3, center left:  Image of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, at 139-145 N. 10th Street. Founded in 1821, it was the first association and school of pharmacy in the country.  This building was built in 1892, Reproduction of a photograph for an unidentified publication, 8 x 11 cm, undated. 

Item 4, center right:  Image of the Drexel Institute, at 32nd & Chestnut Streets.  This  institute was founded in 1892 by financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel, for the study of the practical applications of art, science, and industry.  It became Drexel University in 1970.  The building in this photograph was built in 1891, designed by architects Wilson Brothers & Company. Reproduction of a photograph for an unidentified publication, 15 x 11.5 cm, undated.

Item 5, bottom:  Image of Girard College, at 2101 S College Avenue.  Financier and philanthropist Stephen Girard founded Girard College at his death in 1831, bequeathing $6 million dollars (in 1831) for the founding of a school for "poor, male, white orphans" in Philadelphia.  Built by architect Thomas U. Walter, it opened in 1848, and is still there today, occupying 43 acres in the Fairmount neighborhood. It is an example of American Greek Revival architecture.  The school was finally desegregated in 1968, and finally admitted girls in 1984.  Engraving by Van Ingen & Snyder, for an unidentified publication, 14 x 8.5 cm, undated (but c. 1860).

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.187490
Geocode Latitude:39.953800

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Wilson Brothers & Company - Architect
Addison Hutton - Architect
Thomas U. Walter - Architect