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Gilbert Stuart House - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 56.935 W 075° 08.944
18S E 487266 N 4422098
Quick Description: A portrait of George Washington can be found on a historical marker.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2017 10:40:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMTRVY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
Views: 3

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Sirs: I am under promise to Mrs. Bingham to sit for you tomorrow at 9 o'clock, and wishing to know if it be convenient to you that I should do so, and it shall be at your house...
The new 3-1/2 story brick house on this site in 1795 was ideally located for artist Gilbert Stuart. All of America's national leaders were close at hand. The U.S. Congress met only one block away, the Supreme Court held sessions across the street, and President George Washington lived minutes away.
Only through the skill of the artist could the likenesses of the rich and famous be preserved. Washington, like many others, stoically endured the boredom of sitting for hours while the artist sketched."
Location:
Philadelphia, PA


Waymark website: Not listed

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