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Exploring Benedict Arnold’s Former Mansion in Philadelphia – Mt. Pleasant

Explore the history of Mt. Pleasant, a mansion in Philadelphia built in 1761 by privateer John Macpherson and once owned by Benedict Arnold. This beautiful old photochrom from 1900 shows the stunning building.
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This cool old colorized photo or photochrom is from 1900, showing Benedict Arnold’s former mansion in Philadelphia called Mt. Pleasant. The home was originally built by privateer (pirate) John Macpherson around 1761.

Mt. Pleasant, Benedict Arnold’s mansion, Philadelphia

Source: Library of Congress

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