Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 8

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 8

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Item No: pdcc03093
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 8
Historic Street Address: 332 Penn Road, Wynnewood
Historic Street Address: Tacony
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Image of "Maybrook, the Country Residence of of Henry C. Gibson, Near Wynnewood" (as captioned).  Gibson was a Philadelphia distiller and developer.  Meant to resemble a Scottish castle, Maybrook was designed in 1881 by the Hewitt Brothers (George and William), and named for Gibson's daughter May.  It is a "Main Line Gothic" castle, at (approximately) 332 Penn Road, in Wynnewood.  The mansion still exists, available for events and rentals. Engraving for the Times-Philadelphia, 22 x 18 cm, May 1, 1887 issue.

Item 2, bottom:  Image of the "Cottage of W. H. Gatzmer, at Tacony" (as captioned). This ornately trimmed cottage house at (then) Gatzmer Place was built for railroad agent William H. Gatzmer. In the left foreground can be seen children playing hoops, and a hobby horse; in the background can be seen boats traveling on the Delaware River. The Tacony neighborhood formed in 1846, when Gatzmer securred a charter for the Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad. Lithograph by Wagner & McGuigan, 21.5 x 15.5 cm, undated (c. 1850).

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.042679
Geocode Latitude:40.017314

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.18
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Wagner & McGuigan - Lithographer
G.W. and W.D. Hewitt - Architect

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