Wharton House

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00382
Title: Wharton House
Historic Street Address: 5th Street & Washington Avenue.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


View shows a large mansion in a rural setting. It was originally the country seat of Joseph Wharton (1707-1776), a successful merchant who named it Walnut Grove. Located in Wicaco township, near present-day 5th Street and Washington Avenue, it was the scene of the famous meschianza of 1778. The house was torn down in 1862 to make room for a schoolhouse.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.152339
Geocode Latitude:39.934717

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Breton, William L. - Artist
Gilbert, George, active 1818-1836 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler