Weightman Mansion, 18th Street at Rittenhouse Square

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Weightman Mansion, 18th Street at Rittenhouse Square

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Item No: pdcl00147
Title: Weightman Mansion, 18th Street at Rittenhouse Square
Additional Title: Southeast corner of 18th and Walnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Eighteenth and Walnut Streets
Media Type: Salt Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "This mansion owned by William Weightman, industrial magnate, stood next to the Harrison house on the Square. It was later remodeled and a third story was added. The Rittenhouse Claridge Apartment Building now stands on this property."--OPEP, p. 151.
Notes: Two houses at the end of the block. Trees and fence from Rittenhouse Square in background. Street lamp on the corner. Streetcar tracks on Walnut Street.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1865
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9501
Geocode Longitude:-75.1707