Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 47

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 47

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02026
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 47
Historic Street Address: 18th & Hamilton Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00280, top [image dimensions 12.0 cm x 13.2 cm]:

Building demolished: YES 1854


Item pdcc00281, bottom [image dimensions 13.8 cm x 13.5 cm]:


View shows the country seat of Andrew Hamilton, an eminent attorney who became the 18th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In 1723 he acquired a vast tract of land north of the city and named his estate Bush Hill.  After his death in 1741 he left the estate to his son James Hamilton who in turn passed it on to his nephew William.  When Philadelphia became the temporary Capital of the United States, Bush Hill became the abode of vice-president John Adams. During the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 the house was converted into a temporary hospital, where vicitms could be housed as well as isolated from the rest of the population.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.164968
Geocode Latitude:39.961506

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834 - Artist
Malcolm, James Peller, 1767-1815 - Artist