Musical Fund Hall--Republican Convention, Announcement of the Nominations

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Musical Fund Hall--Republican Convention, Announcement of the Nominations

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Item No: pdcp01112
Title: Musical Fund Hall--Republican Convention, Announcement of the Nominations
Historic Street Address: 808 Locust Street
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Scharf & Westcott, vol 1, p. 601; vol. 3, p. 2291

Caption:  "Republican Convention--Announcement of the Nominations at Musical Fund Hall, Philadelphia"

The Musical Fund Hall was opened in 1824, having been converted from a church into Philadelphia's largest concert and lecture venue at the time.  The Musical Fund Hall's illustrious history is noted for the many famous lecturers and performers it hosted, as well as the first Republican National Convention in 1856, as depicterd in this newspaper illustration.


Creation Year: 1856
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.946953
Geocode Longitude:-75.155103

Creator Name: Scharf & Westcott
William Strickland - Architect