Castner Scrapbook v.22, Churches 1, page 7

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Castner Scrapbook v.22, Churches 1, page 7

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Item No: pdcc03422
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.22, Churches 1, page 7
Additional Title: St. Clement's Church
Historic Street Address: Twentieth and Appletree Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
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Item pdcl00112, full page [image dimensions 24.4 cm x 19.9 cm]:

"Long before the Parkway was constructed and institutions of art, education and scientific research were built in this area, 20th Street north of Arch had the appearance of a quiet residential neighborhood. The imposing spire of St. Clement's Church, built in 1854, dominates the scene for several blocks. The street now has been widened, residences replaced by large buildings, and St. Clement's spire removed because of structural deteriorations."--OPEP, p. 115.

The Church, with large spire; fence around yard. Newly planted trees with wooden supports line the sidewalks on either side; street lamp on sidewalk; streetcar tracks on road; and homes surrounding church.


Bibliography:

Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.



Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.956155
Geocode Longitude:-75.173191

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.22
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler