Pierce Butler Mansion, 8th and Chestnut Streets

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Item No: pdcl00127
Title: Pierce Butler Mansion, 8th and Chestnut Streets
Additional Title: Chestnut Street between 8th and 9th Streets
Historic Street Address: Eighth and Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Washington Square West
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The book stall against the Butler property on Chestnut Street was a harbinger of the encroachment of commerce upon private residences, as Philadelphia business moved steadily westward from the old city in the 1850s. Pierce Butler was a resident of Philadelphia from the 1780s to his death in 1822. Between 1789 and 1804 he was a senator to Congress from South Carolina, where he also owned property. The mansion shown here was demolished in 1859."--OPEP, p. 133.
Notes: Several rowhouses. Bookstall set up on sidewalk; man leaning on wall beside bookstall. Street lights in foreground. Sign mounted at top of house: Butler House.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1855
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.1542
Geocode Latitude:39.9497