Item No: pdcc00317
Title: The Morris Mansion, Philadelphia, As It Was.
Additional Title: Morris' Folly
Historic Street Address:
8th & Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
View shows the unfinished marble and brick mansion built by Robert Morris about 1794 on Chestnut Street at 8th. A friend of George Washington and delegate to the Continental Congress, Morris landed in debtors prison when his land speculations brought him to ruin. Morris' Folly, as the uncompleted mansion became known, was demolished in 1800.
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Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Washington, George, 1732-1799