Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 64

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 64

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02141
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 64
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00437 [image dimensions 11.3 cm x 17.5]:

Halftone reproduction of a watercolor sketch of the mansion used as the country seat of James Pemberton from 1758 until his death in 1809. The square single-story house had a high hipped roof, with a flat top finished off with a balustrade. Steps ascend to the front door, which projects from the rest of the facade, and is crowned by a pediment.  "The Plantation" as it was known, was a modest estate of lawns, shrubbery and kitchen gardens. During the Revolutionary War the house served as quarters for British troops, and later served as a military hospital. It was demolished to make way for the construction of the United States Naval Asylum in 1829.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809