Walnut Grove

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00412
Title: Walnut Grove
Additional Title: Residence of Jos. Wharton
Historic Street Address: 1120-1132 S. 5th Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Etching with title and plate marks. Signature in plate.


View shows a large mansion with two additional buildings in a rural setting. It was originally the country seat of Joseph Wharton (1707-1776), a successful merchant, who named it Walnut Grove. Located in Wicaco Township near present-day 5th Street and Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, it was the scene of the famous meschianza of 1778. The house was demolished in 1862 to make room for a schoolhouse.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.152457
Geocode Latitude:39.934167

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 - Artist
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler