STATE HOUSE OR HALL OF INDEPENDENCE.

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Geo. Strickland


State House or Hall of Independence.

Engraving, 1828.
Image size 3 1/4 x 5 3/8" (8.2 x 13.6 cm).
Good condition with modern handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98572
Price: $75.00
Publisher : Pubd. by C.G. Childs, Engraver, Philadelphia 1828.
Drawn by Geo. Strickland. Engraved by C.G. Childs. Independence Hall is located at 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA. The original structure was designed by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton, and underwent construction between 1732-1753. The structure's iconic steeple was initially made of wood and was removed in 1781 after years of advanced rot. William Strickland was hired in 1828 to restore the steeple, but rather than remaking the original, he combined the steeple and clock-tower into one entity, and had them constructed primarily out of brick.

Thomas Stretch's original clock can be seen overlooking the west wing (on the right). It was erected in 1753 and still remains on the building today.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , Pennsylvania - Philadelphia

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