Taylor Sketches

These three pencil and watercolor sketches made in 1861 by an artist
named Taylor are from the Winterthur Library in Delaware.No other information
has been uncovered about the artist. 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

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


Each 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, publications, and personal interviews.

Sarah Cleary & Kelly H. Wong
http://www.design.upenn.edu/new/hist/index.php