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Academy of Natural Sciences and La Pierre House, north west corner of Broad and Sansom Streets, Philadelphia View showing the second building of the Academy of Natural Sciences museum and the adjacent hotel on the west side of the 100 block of South Broad Street. The second building of the Academy, completed in 1840 after the designs of Philadelphia architect John Notman, and expanded in 1855, housed the museum until 1876. The hotel, completed in 1853 after the designs of Philadelphia architect John McArthur, was expanded and renamed Lafayette Hotel in 1876. Includes a horse-drawn carriage parked in front of the hotel; a broadside pasted on the gateway to the alley between the buildings; and a neighboring building to the north.