Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 6

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 6

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Item No: pdcc03091
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 6
Historic Street Address: 42nd & Pine Streets, NW corner
Historic Street Address: Bethlehem Pike & Lynnebrook Lane (Chestnut Hill)
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Advertisement showing the "Kimball Block, NW corner Forty-Second and Pine Steeets" (as captioned).  This Queen Anne style apartment block was built in the 1880s by Philadelphia real estate developer William S. Kimball, and designed by the Hewitt Brothers.  The block, on the west side of 42nd Street, between Spruce and Pine, is still in use, but several of the block's distinguishing features (e.g., porches, tinted stain) have been removed.  The logo in the upper right corner of the photograph is from the Pecora Corporation, manufacturer of paint and varnish, founded in 1862.  Reproduction of an Electro-Tint Phila. photograph, for an unidentified publication, 22 x 18.5 cm, undated.

Item 2, bottom:  Image showing the "Residence of Edwin N. Benson, Esq., Chestnut Hill" (as captioned).  Benson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, was a banker, rose to the rank of major during the Civil War, served as first president of Penn's Athletic Association in 1882, and was Union League president from 1884-1888.  The mansion in this engraving was designed for Major Benson  by Theophilus P.Chandler, in the High Victorian Gothic Revival style, ca. 1885.  It was called Lynnewood Hall (not to be confused with Lynnewood Hall in Elkins Park, PA), and located near the present-day intersection of Bethlehem Pike & Lynnebrook Lane.  It was demolished in 1933.  Engraving for an unidentified publication, 20 x 13 cm, 1887. 

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.210660
Geocode Latitude:40.084317

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.18
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Theophilus P.Chandler - Architect
Hewitt Brothers - Architect

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