Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 13

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 13

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Item No: pdcc03098
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 13
Historic Street Address: 1118 Chestnut Street
Historic Street Address: 5400 Lindburgh Boulevard
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top left:  Image of botanist John Bartram's House, located on the 50-acre property that comprises the historic Bartram's Garden, in today's Kingsessing neighborhood, along the west bank of the Tidal Schuylkill River.  When Bartram designed and built this stone colonial and the gardens in 1728-1731, it was originally outside of the early boundary of Philadelphia.  Bartram's Garden is the oldest surviving botanical garden in the North America, and the gardens and mansion were designated in 1960 as a US National Historic Landmark and the US National Register of Historic Places.  The caption reads: "Bartram's Home--John Bartram (1699-1777) was the pioneer American Botanist.  He planted the first botanical garden in America near Philadelphia, introducing exotic plants."  Reproduction of a photograph for an unidentified publication, 10.5 x 8 cm, undated.

Item 2, top right:  Image of "An Unfinished House, in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia" (as captioned).  The sale of the property was handled by R. Campbell & Co., No. 30 Chestnut Street.  Engraving by W. Birch & Son, 14 x 9 cm, undated.

Item 3, bottom:  "The Baldwin Mansion" (as captioned).  This mansion was located at 1118 Chestnut Street. It was built in 1830 for Hartman Kuhn.  After his death in 1860, the mansion was rented briefly as the first headquarters for the Union League of Philadelphia. It was then purchased ca. 1862 by inventor and machine manufacturer Matthias W. Baldwin.  Baldwin was founder of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, which built the famous "Old Ironsides" steam engine in 1832.  He was also a founder of the Franklin Institute.  The residence was demolished in 1900, making way for a lavish theater.  Illustration for an unidentified publication,  21 x 19.5 cm, undated.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.212201
Geocode Latitude:39.932741

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.18
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
John Bartram - Architect
W. Birch & Son - Engraver

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