The Morris Mansion, Philadelphia, As It Was.

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The Morris Mansion, Philadelphia, As It Was.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00317
Title: The Morris Mansion, Philadelphia, As It Was.
Additional Title: Morris' Folly
Historic Street Address: 8th & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
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Source :http://www.ushistory.org/birch/plates/plate14.htm


Notes:

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.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949618
Geocode Longitude:-75.153917

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Washington, George, 1732-1799