Wilson School House. Darby Road.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00372
Title: Wilson School House. Darby Road.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Photograph shows a small run-down stone building surrounded by trees and an unkempt garden. A man wearing a leather apron leans by the sill of an open window. In better days, the building, situated on the Darby Road east of Kingsessing, was the Union schoolhouse run briefly by Alexander Wilson, the famed naturalist, author and illustrator of the nine-volume American Ornithology (1808-1814). After Wilson abandoned the school in 1804, the building was used as a blacksmith-shop prior to its demolition in 1875.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler