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Pierce Butler's Philadelphia mansion
c.1856

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Pierce Butler's Philadelphia Mansion

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Once the pride of Pierce Butler's grandfather, this Philadelphia mansion sat on the corner of Chestnut and Eighth Streets. When Butler fell on hard times in 1856, the house was put up for sale for $30,000. By then, Butler had taken in boarders and had even attached a sign that read "Butler House" to the side of the neglected and now dilapidated mansion.

Image Credit: The Print and Picture Collection, The Free Library of Philadelphia




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