Item No: pdcc00357
Title: Solitude in Pennsylvania belonging to Mr. Penn.
Additional Title: Drawn, Engraved & Published by W. Birch, Springland near Bristol Pennsylvania.
Historic Street Address:
3400 West Girard Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
Engraving, etching and stipple print of a country estate showing landscaping.
The small square building, surrounded by trees and shrubbery, sits on high ground above the west bank of the Schuylkill River. Built in 1785 by John Penn, grandson of William Penn, the house's isolated position suited the reclusive owner, who named it "Solitude". Today, the house is owned by the Zoological Gardens who use it for administration offices.
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, 1843-1929 - Compiler