Betsy Ross House, Arch Street,

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00222
Title: Betsy Ross House, Arch Street,
Additional Title: Where the first American flag was made.
Historic Street Address: 239 Arch Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


The photograph was taken at a time when the area on Arch Street was in decline and the house looked time-worn.  The house was built about 1740 and Betsy and her husband John Ross rented there between the years 1773 and 1786. After they moved, other businesses occupied the property until it was recognised as a national shrine and renovations were undertaken at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.161054
Geocode Latitude:39.953915

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Ross, Betsy, 1752-1836
Ross, John, -1776