Edwin Forrest Home, Holmesburg.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00804
Title: Edwin Forrest Home, Holmesburg.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Depicts a three-storied mansion surrounded by trees and lawns. Situated in the Holmesburg section of the city, the country estate was owned by prominent actor Edwin Forrest who, in 1848, founded here the Edwin Forrest Home for retired actors. The property was sold in 1926, and the retirement home was moved to Overbrook.

Creation Year: 1887
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Brown, H. L. - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler