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Photo, Print, Drawing Commissioners Hall, Spring Garden.

About this Item

Title

  • Commissioners Hall, Spring Garden.

Summary

  • This 1851 chromolithograph shows an exterior view of the hall completed in 1848 after the designs of architect William L. Johnston, and located at Spring Garden and North 13th streets in Philadelphia. The hall contained the office of the mayor and the police station for the district. This view shows the Greek-Revival style building, adorned with an American flag and a steeple built by Jacob Berger. The steeple contained a clock made by T. Tyson. This print also shows pedestrian traffic on the adjacent streets, including strolling couples, a man on horseback, and a horse-drawn street car. Prior to the 1854 consolidation of the city with bordering townships, neighborhoods maintained and housed police stations, mayors, and other government officials in commissioners' halls. This hall at Spring Garden was the largest of the commissioners' halls buildings. This building was razed circa 1892. The artist was Charles Conrad Kuchel, a lithographer who was born in Switzerland in 1820 and worked in Philadelphia from 1840 to circa 1853. The print was produced by Peter S. Duval, one of the most prominent lithographers and printers of his day. Duval was born circa 1804 or 1805 in France. He emigrated from France to Philadelphia in the fall of 1831 to accept a job as a lithographer with the printing firm of Childs & Inman. By 1837 he had established his lithographic printing shop and he remained in business until his retirement in 1869.

Names

  • Duval, Peter S., 1804 or 5-1886 Printer.
  • Kuchel, Charles Conrad, born 1820 Artist.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : John N. Henderson, 1851.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1851
  • -  Chromolithographs
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  City halls
  • -  Government buildings
  • -  Horse-drawn vehicles
  • -  Horses
  • -  Neoclassicism (Architecture)
  • -  Police stations
  • -  Street scenes

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 152"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print: chromolithograph mounted on cardboard; 45 x 60 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: The Library Company of Philadelphia.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Philadelphia on Stone

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670320

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Duval, Peter S., 1804 Or 5-1886 Printer, and Charles Conrad Kuchel. Commissioners Hall, Spring Garden. Philadelphia United States of America Pennsylvania, 1851. Philadelphia: John N. Henderson. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670320/.

APA citation style:

Duval, P. S. & Kuchel, C. C. (1851) Commissioners Hall, Spring Garden. Philadelphia United States of America Pennsylvania, 1851. Philadelphia: John N. Henderson. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670320/.

MLA citation style:

Duval, Peter S., 1804 Or 5-1886 Printer, and Charles Conrad Kuchel. Commissioners Hall, Spring Garden. Philadelphia: John N. Henderson. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670320/>.