Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 81

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 81

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02059
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 81
Historic Street Address: 8th & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00316, top [image dimensions 11.0 cm x 15.2 cm]:

Shown is the Gulph Mill and memorial stone situated in Montgomery County. It was on these grounds in December 1777 that the Continental Army, commanded by George Washington, encamped for six days prior to marching the six miles to Valley Forge. The memorial consists of a large boulder, nine feet in height, taken from the adjacent hill and erected upon a substantial foundation. The Gulph Mill was built in 1747 near Gulph Creek which empties into the Schuylkill River.


Item pdcc00317, bottom [image dimensions 12.5 cm x 18.5 cm]:

Source :

View shows the unfinished marble and brick mansion built by Robert Morris about 1794 on Chestnut Street at 8th. A friend of George Washington and delegate to the Continental Congress, Morris landed in debtors prison when his land speculations brought him to ruin. Morris' Folly, as the uncompleted mansion became known, was demolished in 1800.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1800

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.154096
Geocode Latitude:39.949550

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806