Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 10

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 10

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Item No: pdcc03095
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 10
Historic Street Address: 22nd & Walnut Streets (SE corner)
Historic Street Address: Elkins Park, PA
Historic Street Address: Upper Darby/Drexel Hill area
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Image of "Gladstone House, the Residence of Phil. J. Walsh, at Burmont" (as captioned).  The residence was originally built by textile manufacturer Charles Kelly.  Between his death in 1864 and 1883, the property languished; it was then purchased and improved by Philip J. Walsh.  The Burmont location was in today's Upper Darby/Drexel Hill area.  Engraving for The Times-Philadelphia, (accompanied by text), 16 x 12 cm, undated.

Item 2, center: Image of "A Residence on Old York Road" (as captioned). Engraving for an unidentified publication, 14 x 10.5 cm, undated.

Item 3, bottom left:  Captioned "Ogontz--East Tower."  This is part of a 52-room Italienate mansion in Elkins Park, built by financier Jay Cooke in 1887.  The property was bounded by Ashbourne Road, Washington Lane, and Church Road.  It was named for Chief Ogontz of the Wyandot Tribe, who was a frequent visitor to the young Cooke's family in Ohio. In 1883, the mansion was rented to an elite girls' finishing school, becoming the Ogontz School For Girls.  When the property was sold to Joseph Widener in 1915, the building was torn down a year later. Today, the Lynnewood Hall estate still occupies that location.  Reproduction of a photograph for an unidentified publication, 13 x 10cm, undated. 

Item 4, bottom right:  Captioned "Twenty-Second and Walnut."   This is the Center City residence of George W. Childs, located on the SE corner of 22nd & Walnut Streets.  Childs was a publisher and co-owner of the Public Ledger. Engraving by Van Ingen-Snyder, for an unidentified publication, 13 x 11 cm, undated.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.177180
Geocode Latitude:39.950878

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

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