Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 0a

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 0a

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Item No: pdcc03084
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 0a
Historic Street Address: 227 S. 18th Street (NE corner)
Historic Street Address: 39th & Walnut Street (SE corner)
Historic Street Address: Broad & Master Streets (SW corner)
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Image of the stately mansion of mechanical engineer and financier Joseph Harrison, at 227 S. 18th Street (NE corner).  It was designed by architect Samuel Sloan in 1856; it was demolished in 1925.   [Hand-written notation on the page also reads:  "J. Kearsley Mitchell after site of Penn Athletic Club."] Cyanotype, 24 x 19 cm, undated. 

Item 2, bottom left:  Image of one of the residences of the Drexel family, at the SE corner of 39th & Walnut Street.  It has since been demolished, date unknown.  Photograph, 7.5 x 7 cm, undated.

Item 3, bottom right:  Image of the Edwin Forrest House, at the SW corner of Broad & Master Streets.  It was designed by architect Stephen D. Button in 1853, in the Italianate style.  It was occupied by Philadelphia actor Edwin Forrest, from 1855-1872.  It became the site of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women/Moore College of Art, from 1880-1960. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and was later designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993. It is still in existence, home of the Freedom Theatre Company.  Cyanotype, 15 x 14 cm, undated. 

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.158783
Geocode Latitude:39.974482

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.18
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Stephen D. Button - Architect

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