Item: Mansion originally belonging to Richard Penn. View also shows the house occupied by Benjamin Franklin and Robert Morris on the South Side of Market between 5th and 6th
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Record Number: 1636
Call number: K: II-1
Box Number: Box I/1-113
Reproduction restrictions: None
Painter: Kennedy, David Johnson
Relates to: Penn, Richard, Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801, Holker, John, Morris, Robert, 1734-1806, Washington, George, 1732-1799, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Howe, William
Address: 190 High Street; 524-530 Market Street
Philadelphia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania ; , United States; United States
Original Format: Watercolors
Inscription text: This Mansion situate on the south side of Market Street (then High Street,) between 5th and 6th Street originally belonged to Mr. Richard Penn; when he vacated, Genl. Benedict Arnold occupied after him Mr. Sieur Holker. On the 2nd of Jan'y. 1780 it caught fire and was much damaged, it was next the head quarters of Genl. Hoive during the occupation of Philada. by British, likewise the residence of Robert Morris, General Washington occupied it in 1791 (then No. 190 High Street) when President of the United States. Robert Morris occupying the 3 story brick house on the south east corner of Sixth Street as seen above, after him, it was the residence of Dr Benjamin Franklin, both houses were destroyed many years ago.
Inscription location: Front Bottom
Image description: Two three-story brick houses with a brick wall between them. People walking along the street in front.