Taylor Sketches

These three unpublished pencil and watercolor sketches made in 1861 by -- Taylor are from the Winterthur Library in Delaware.
The collection of sketches show sites throughout the City of Philadelphia. Some of these structures are still extant while others have been demolished.


Click on each sketch to find out more about the history of the site.


Source:
Taylor sketch from Winterthur Library, Delaware

951 - 963 North Fifth Street
(between Poplar & George Streets)

Source: Taylor sketch from Winterthur Library, Delaware

Wetherill & Co. Store
(southeast corner of Arch & Front Streets)

Source: Taylor sketch from Winterthur Library, Delaware

St. German Schoolhouse
(rear of 135 N. Fourth Street above Arch)


E
ach Sketch links to a CONTENTS page.
The CONTENTS page leads to information found from historic and current maps, deed research, fire insurance surveys, city directories, historic and recent images, building permits, publications, genealogical research and personal interviews.

 


By

Sarah Cleary
sacleary@design.upenn.edu

Kelly H. Wong
khwong@design.upenn.edu