Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, (inside back cover)

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, (inside back cover)

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03082
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, (inside back cover)
Historic Street Address: 5th & Arch Streets, SW corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, inside back cover:  Image of the Apprentices' Library, at the SW corner of 5th & Arch Streets, in Center City.  The building was built by architects Timothy Matlack and Samuel Price Wetherill in 1783, serving originally as a Quaker meeting house. In 1820, it became the Apprentices' Library, the oldest free circulating library in America, serving as a resource for apprentices until 1920.  In 1971, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the Independence National Historical Park.  Black and white reproduction of a watercolor painting by T H Wilkinson, 19 x 13 cm, undated.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.148489
Geocode Latitude:39.952590

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Thomas Harrison Wilkinson (1847 – 1929) - Artist
Timothy Matlack and Samuel Price Wetherill - Architect