A bunch of old illustrations

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    Merchant's Exchange

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    It is erected from the purest Roman marble, from a design by Mr. Strickland, the well-known architect of the city. The weaver need not be told the, 'The Exchange,' is the place where, 'the merchants most do congregate.'"
     
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    The Eastern Penitentiary

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    This is a State Prison, and it has always been regarded, both at home and abroad, as one of the best institutions, for the object designed, in the civilized world."
     
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    United States Naval Asylum

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    "The site is very eligible, being the highest point of land along this beautiful river, below Fairmount; it is upwards of fifty feet above the high water mark. The details of this building are form the Ionic Temple on the Illyssus, near Athens."
     
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    Moyamensing Prison

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    This is a county prison, situated on the Passyunk Road, about two miles form the heart of the city, embracing debtors' and criminal apartments."
     
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    Alms House

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    This institute is justly claimed as one of the most conspicuous ornaments of the philanthropic character of our city."
     
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    Manayunk, Near Philadelphia

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    "This is a beautiful village, about seven miles up the Schuylkill, from the city. One of the most delightful drives, with which the country abounds, is along the banks of the beautiful Schuylkill to Manayunk."
     
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    The Girard College

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    The principal entrance to the east will bear the slope of the lot, immediately opposite the centre building. This entrance forms the termination of an avenue leading from the city.
     
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    In response to Alms House:



    This is where the the current hospitals in university city are located, if i'm not mistaken?
     
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    In response to Moyamensing prison:

    Do you have any more info on this?

    Great pictures- thanks!
     
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    You can find a lot on this by googling it, presently it is the Acme supermarket, and if you walk along the side of the bank, and behind the acme, some of the original stone prison walls are still there.
     
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    re: Eastern State Prison - I believe it was originally called Cherry Hill Prison for the farm that stood there prior to its erection.
     
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    Brown st west of 4th st, north side. Three red brick buildings are viewed from the opposite side of Brown Street. To the left is a five-storey red brick building, a livery stable, with an entrance large enough for carriages. A carriage and horse are lightly sketched inside. Next right is a red brick building of smaller dimensions. It is the three and one-half storey Zoar M. E. Church. The stone above the third floor is inscribed: "Zoar M. E. Church, Founded 1791, Rebuilt 1838." The building carries a "For Sale" sign over the green front door. This was an African-American congregation. The church sits behind a low wrought iron fence. Next right is a substantial three-storey red brick building housing "C. W. Kramer's Light Carriage & Wagons." A workman in an apron stands at the door. There are three pedestrians; a gas lamp curbside; and several bare trees both in the churchyard and at the curb.[​IMG]Brown Street above 4th Street
     
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    A few hand drawn, birds-eye-view maps of philadelphia from late 19th c. Maps are interactive.

    philadelphia - the BIG Map Blog

    And you've got to check out the Centennial Exposition map. You can zoom way in and still see the Ohio house. The detail is incredible.
     
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    Front and Master Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.

    The two-storey Commissioners Hall with cupola is the central feature of this scene. The edifice bears "For Sale" signs and also across the front signs advertising "First Grand FAIR Schuyler Post 51 GAR [Grand Army of the Republic] Aid of Decoration Day." The building sits in a park-like setting and is surrounded by building materials, including large and small pipes. In the distant background to the left and right are other large red brick buildings and a horsecar. The car is headed for Richmond. There are two small covered sheds on wheels bearing signs "3 Dist." Two workmen are in the scene and several women including one with a child. The seven trees are bare of leaves. The red brick sidewalk is trimmed with stone curbing. Large flat stone slabs mark the crosswalks. .[​IMG]Front and Master Streets
     
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    Franklin and Girard Avenues, Philadelphia, Pa.

    In this scene Girard Avenue is divided by a one-storey wooden building which appears to be a market shed. The upper stories of red brick buildings can be seen behind it. They house the following buisinesses: "A. L. Flue, Excelsior Range" (which also advertised heaters) and "A. W. Paulsworth, Flour." The side of the largest building holds advetisements for "National Horse Shoe" and "Smiths Pat. Milk Cans." On the corner, facing both Franklin and Girard, are one-storey wooden buildings housing: "Goodenough and Seeley" (which had a horseshoe depicted in the sign); "Thomas Miller" (an unspecified business) housed in #714; and "Tamous" (sic) a restaurant selling oysters and "fine stew 15 cents." A #2 horsecar is at the right margin, traveling along Franklin Street. The words "Richmond" and "North Penn" are painted on its side. Two horsecars travel on Girard Avenue. One bears both numbers 2 and 4 and the words "Girard Ave" and "Park." In the background is the steeple of an unidentified church. .[​IMG]Southeast corner of Franklin and Girard Avenue
     
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    As it looked in 1806.

    Intersection of Second and Coats Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.

    This is an open street scene with Patterson's Church facing on Second Street which is divided by a brick market shed. There is a weathervane atop the shed. In addition to the gas street light, there are numerous hitching posts. A work wagon is leaving the scene to the right. There are three male pedestrians. The trunks of the sapling trees in leaf at curbside are protected by green boxes. .[​IMG]Town Hall and Market sheds- Northern Liberties
     
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    Model-City Hall Prior to 1886

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    Drawing: The New City Hall and Wanamaker Store. 1/1/1884

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    Copy of Drawing-Perspective Eastward of Proposed Public Square-Intersection 20th Street and Moyamensing and Packer Avenues.

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