Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 33

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Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 33

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Item No: pdcc03118
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 33
Historic Street Address: 526-530 Market Street
Historic Street Address: 6026 Germantown Avenue
Historic Street Address: 6430 Germantown Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top left:  Newspaper article with details of historic Upsala Mansion, at 6430 Germantown Avenue.  Built in the Federal style in 1798 for owner John Johnson, the residence is located on the site of the Battle of Germantown (1777).  It remained in the Johnson family until 1940, and was saved from eventual ruin by the Germantown Historical Society in the 1940s.  It was named in the National Register of Historical Places in 1972.  Text for an unidentified newspaper article, 5 x 13 cm, undated.

Item 2, Top right:  Newspaper article and image, captioned "Candid Shots, Original White House Stood in 500 Block of Our Own Market Street."  The Georgian mansion, originally built in 1767, changed hands numerous times, until a fire damaged it; financier Robert Morris purchased it in 1781 and refurbished and enlarged it.  It became lodgings for George Washington during the Constitutional Convention, and eventually served as the Executive Mansion for presidents Washington and John Adams, from 1790-1800.  It was partially demolished in 1832, then completely demolished in 1951.  Today, there is a reconstruction monument built on the foundations, at the SE corner of 6th  & Market Streets.  Text and reproduction of a photograph for an unidentified newspaper, 10.5 x 30.5 cm, undated.  The image measures 10 x 9.5 cm.

Item 3, bottom left:  Evening Bulletin article, with details about the Wyck House, at 6026 Germantown Avenue.  The mansion was originally built in 1690, with sections added in 1775 and 1824--the last by architect William Strickland.  It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1971. Other queries in this article are about the Columbia Railroad Bridge, homes on Washington Square, inventions by Germans, and Dufur Hospital in Ambler.  Text of an Evening Bulletin article, 10 x 17.5 cm, undated. 

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.178512
Geocode Latitude:40.039932

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.18
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Paul Jones - Author
William Strickland - Architect

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