Castner Scrapbook v.19, Disasters, Criminal Prisons 1, page 2

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.19, Disasters, Criminal Prisons 1, page 2

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Item No: pdcc03142
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.19, Disasters, Criminal Prisons 1, page 2
Historic Street Address: 10th & Sansom Streets
Historic Street Address: 22nd & Poplar Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Image of the Department for White Children of the House of Refuge, at 22nd & Poplar Streets, designed by John McArthur, Jr., and opened in 1850.  This detention center was its second location, built next to the House of Refuge's Department for Colored Children, opened the previous year.  Labeled is the layout of the dormitories and workrooms.  These facilities were intended as a new alternative to prison for juvenile offenders and vagrants, in theory providing rehabilitation rather than punishment. Lithograph by P. S. Duval & Sons, 22 x 11 cm, c. 1858.

Item 2, bottom:   Image of the Assembly Building at the NW corner of 10th & George (now Sansom) Streets, built in 1839 by architect John Notman, and destroyed in 1851 by the fire depicted in this engraving.  A large crowd is seen pulling a water pump wagon and helping direct hoses at the fire.  The building was rebuilt on this site a year later. Wood engraving by William Croome, 23 x 19.5 cm, undated (but c. 1850s)

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.173354
Geocode Latitude:39.971914

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.19
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
P. S. Duval & Sons - Lithographer
John McArthur, Jr. - Architect
William Croome (1790-1860) - Engraver
John Notman - Architect

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