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The house intended for the President of the United States, in Ninth Street Philadelphia

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia

W. Birch & Son


View showing the executive mansion, originally built for President Washington, on Ninth Street below Market Street. Erected between 1792 and 1797 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the residence (completed after Washington's term in office), never housed a president, and was later purchased by the University of Pennsylvania. In the foreground, a horse-drawn cart travels the street; an African American man rides on horseback; and a white woman with a basket, possibly a peddler, sits across the street. Views of the Alms House and House of Employment are visible in the background.; Drawn & engraved by W. Birch & Son.

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The Library Company of Philadelphia

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PA Digital