Morris' Folly

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00410
Title: Morris' Folly
Historic Street Address: 7th & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection



View of the incomplete marble mansion built by financier Robert Morris on the south side of Chestnut Street between 7th and 8th Streets. Construction began on the lavish townhouse in 1794. After his imprisonment for debt in 1798, the unfinished house came to be known as "Morris' Folly."  It stood until 1800.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949415
Geocode Longitude:-75.152334

Creator Name: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler