"The Hills," The favorite residence of Robert Morris, on Lemon Hill.

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Item No: pdcc00273
Title: "The Hills," The favorite residence of Robert Morris, on Lemon Hill.
Historic Street Address: Sedgely & Lemon Hill Drives
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
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Notes:

Engraving depicts a large house surrounded by trees on a breezy Fall day. In the foreground a gentleman with a cane looks towards the house where two people on the covered porch meet his gaze. Outbuildings are shown in the distance. Above them a flock of birds fly fast in the wind.

The Hills house sat on the site of the present-day Lemon Hill Mansion. From 1770 to 1799 it was the country seat of Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and financier of the Revolution. Following a series of financial disasters Morris was sent to debtor's prison, and in 1799 the estate was confiscated and the building razed.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.971706
Geocode Longitude:-75.185745

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806