OLD STATE HOUSE, OR INDEPENDENCE HALL, PHILADELPHIA.

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Old State House, or Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

Engraving, 1854.
Image size 4 1/4 x 6 1/2" (10.5 x 16.6 cm).
Good condition with modern handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98576
Price: $65.00
Publisher : New York: Published by Robert Sears, 181 William Street.
From "A pictorial description of the United States" published in by Robert Sears in 1860.

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. This engraving shows the building after the reconstruction.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , Pennsylvania - Philadelphia