Item No: pdcc00281
Title: Hamilton Residence. 18th & Hamilton Street.
Historic Street Address:
18th & Hamilton Streets
Print and Picture Collection
View shows the country seat of Andrew Hamilton, an eminent attorney who became the 18th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In 1723 he acquired a vast tract of land north of the city and named his estate Bush Hill. After his death in 1741 he left the estate to his son James Hamilton who in turn passed it on to his nephew William. When Philadelphia became the temporary Capital of the United States, Bush Hill became the abode of vice-president John Adams. During the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 the house was converted into a temporary hospital, where vicitms could be housed as well as isolated from the rest of the population.
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Malcolm, James Peller, 1767-1815 - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler