U. S. Naval Asylum, Governor's Residence, Gray's Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
For basic historical information for this structure, see report, Addendum to U. S. Naval Asylum, Biddle Hall, HABS PA-1622-A.
Significance: The Governor's Residence is a fine Greek Revival structure of handsome proportions and fine detail, designed by William Strickland, one of the major 19th century architects. The building is identical in design to the neighbor house, Surgeon's Residence (HABS PA-1622-C), also designed by Strickland.
Survey number: HABS PA-1622-B
Building/structure dates: 1844-1848
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 72001173