Slate Roof House

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00362
Title: Slate Roof House
Additional Title: Residence of W. Penn, 1700
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Source :


View shows the facade of a large house with two projecting wings. Built for merchant Samauel Carpenter in 1687, the house was notable for its slate roof, which was a rarity for its time. It was also known as the William Penn house after he occupied it between 1699 and 1701. It was demolished in 1867.

Creation Year: ca. 1830
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.144360
Geocode Latitude:39.947072

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Breton, William L. - Artist
Kennedy & Lucas's Lithography - Lithographer
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler