Joseph Harrison residence, 227 South 18th, East Rittenhouse Square

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Joseph Harrison residence, 227 South 18th, East Rittenhouse Square

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Item No: pdcl00148
Title: Joseph Harrison residence, 227 South 18th, East Rittenhouse Square
Additional Title: Joseph Harrison house, 18th Street at Rittenhouse Square
Historic Street Address: Eighteenth Street, 221 South
Historic Street Address: Eighteenth Street, South
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The Harrison Mansion was built in 1852 by Joseph Harrison, Jr., internationally famous engineer and inventor, who constructed Russia's first railroads. On this site now stands the Signal Corps Building, formerly the Penn Athletic Club. The house at the extreme right, at 18th and Locust, was the residence of J. Kearsley Mitchell, noted physician."--OPEP, p. 152.
Notes: White mansion with large main section between two smaller structures separated by doorways. In the pediment of the smaller structure on the right: "1856." Homes on either side of mansion. Across 18th Street is large sidewalk with trees on either side, and street lamps; and to the left the fence that surrounds Rittenhouse Square.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1866
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949114
Geocode Longitude:-75.170871