Girard, Stephen, Dwelling and Counting House, 1831 (a); Ground Plan, 1888 (b)

a. The Dwelling and Counting House of Stephen Girard As It Appeared At the Time of his Death Dec. 26, 1831.

This is a simple rendering of a four and one-half storey red brick townhouse and the adjacent two storey business building. Almost all shutters above the first floor are closed. There is no activity in the scene, nor any people.

b. Ground Plan 1888 Water St., Philadelphia, Pa.

The ground plan gives the dimensions of the front of the two buildings and the alleyways (8 feet). It identifies the three walls around the garden to the rear of the buildings, the beach, and Girard's Wharf on the Delaware River.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.148a&b /evans/plc148ab.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000