Vauxhall Garden

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00677
Title: Vauxhall Garden
Additional Title: "Vaux Hall Garden, 1819 | Broad and Walnut Streets | Present Site of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company | Season's Greetings
Historic Street Address: Broad & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Chromolithographs
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Located in Box: Allens Lane Art Center - Arcade Folder: Amusement Parks

'Season's Greetings' envelope produced by the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company. Color lithograph depicting the Vauxhall Garden which originally occupied the location of the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust building (now Wachovia Building) at Broad and Walnut Streets.

From Scharf & Westcott's History of Philadelphia:

"The Vauxhall Theatre [...] established in 1814. The establishment occupied the whole block bounded by Walnut, George [Sansom], Juniper, and Broad Streets, which was the property of Capt. John Dunlap. The theatre was erected at the northeast corner of Broad and Walnut Streets, and was used for various sorts of exhibitions. Vauxhall Garden was a favorite place for the display of fire-works and for baloon ascensions." (Vol. 2, p. 958)

Creation Year: ca. 1930
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.163940
Geocode Latitude:39.949651

Creator Name: Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company - Lithographer