Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 5

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 5

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Item No: pdcc03090
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 5
Historic Street Address: 401 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Historic Street Address: Wayne, PA (near Wayne train station)
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Image of Benjamin Jones Leedom, seen here with his mother (Sarah Jones), his wife, and children, on the front porch of their Victorian-era residence, near the Wayne train station.  Leedom was from a prominent Quaker family, and he was a poet of some renown.  Photograph, 18 x 13.5 cm (cropped rounded at the top), undated.

Item 2, bottom:  Image of "Wootten, the Country Residence of George W. Childs" (as captioned). Childs was a publisher and co-owner of The Public Ledger.  He kept a Center City residence, but reveled in welcoming people to this country home at 401 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Radnor Township, Delaware County.  Wootton (old English for "woodland") was a Tudor style mansion, built in 1881 by architect John McArthur (who also designed Philadelphia's City Hall).  In 1950, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary acquired the mansion and other outbuildings of the estate, to create a boys' academy.  Today, the mansion still exists as the IHM Conference Center, hosting retreats and functions for the ministry. Engraving for an unidentified publication, 21 x 16 cm, published April 10,1887. 

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.387608
Geocode Latitude:40.046524

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

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