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John Bartram House & Garden, House, 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

John Bartram House & Garden, House, 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

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Summary

Significance: The John Bartram House was the sole residence of John Bartram (1699-1777), the well-known early American botanist, explorer, and plant collector between 1731 and his death. William Bartram (1739-1823)-author of Travels… (1791)-continued his father's legacy as a naturalist and gardener, and resided at the house until his passing. The present two-and-one-half story stone house, a combination of vernacular form and high-style detail and organization, resulted from a number of construction campaigns and alterations completed, largely by Bartram, between 1728 and 1770. His granddaughter Ann Bartram Carr and her husband Robert Carr made changes to the house after their 1809 marriage, most notably the addition of the third-story dormers. As John Bartram was responsible for the original house and most of its later expansion, the dwelling and its changes most clearly reflect Bartram's skill as a mason, his personality, and his changing social position over the course of the eighteenth century.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N5
Survey number: HALS PA-1-A
Building/structure dates: 1728-1731 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1745 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1755- 1770 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1809 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000676

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Contributors

Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
Bartram, John
Eastwick, Andrew
Carr, Robert
Carr, Ann Bartram
John Bartram Association
Jacobs, James A, historian
Elliott, Joseph, photographer
Strain, Mary Ellen, delineator
Falwell, Kathryn A, delineator
Villavicencio, Kelton, delineator
Arzola, Robert R, project manager
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Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States39.91078, -75.23131
Google Map of 39.91078479999999, -75.23130830000001
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