President's House

Conjectural elevation copyright ©2000-2014 Edward Lawler, Jr.

The President's House in Philadelphia

The President's House in Philadelphia

The President's House site opened on Dec. 15, 2010. In the News for coverage. Take a visit to the site in person and tell us what you think!

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Dec. 15, 2010 opening. Click for enlargement.
Edward Lawler, Jr.
Photos of the exhibition
President's House schematic
Edward Lawler, Jr.
Outline of the President's House. Click for enlargement.

Of Special Interest

Samuel Fraunces: Black Man or White Man? Fraunces was steward at the President's House.
Chickasaws Visit President Washington (1794), written by Richard Green, tribal historian.

The house shown above served as the "White House" from 1790 to 1800 while Philadelphia was the capital of the United States. Today, you can visit the site on Market Street for the newest addition to Independence Mall — a commemorative exhibition entitled "The President's House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation" on an open-air footprint of the original house, one block north of Independence Hall.

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