Rockland, A Secluded Spot in Fairmount Park.

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Rockland, A Secluded Spot in Fairmount Park.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00337
Title: Rockland, A Secluded Spot in Fairmount Park.
Historic Street Address: 3810 Mount Pleasant Drive
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Halftone reproduction of photograph.

Rockland is a fine example of a Federal style villa situated just above Mt. Pleasant in Fairmount Park.  Since being built in 1810 by prominent Philadelphia merchant George Thomson, it has witnessed the calm uneventful existence of family life. It was bought in 1816 by Isaac C. Jones who lived there with his family until the estate was taken for park purposes. In 2002 the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia established  Rockland as its new home and, with the Fairmount Park Preservation Trust, completed its restoration in 2005.



Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.197670
Geocode Latitude:39.984452

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Thomson, George, -1824
Jones, Isaac C.
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler