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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Solitude

 
 
The Solitude Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 30, 2012
1. The Solitude Marker
Inscription.
Designed and built in 1784 as a riverside villa by John Penn, Jr., it served as a model for country houses of the Federal period (c. 1775 – 1830). Administered by the Philadelphia Zoo since 1874, the original Adam Style features, including elegant plaster ceilings, are preserved.

 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.365′ N, 75° 11.739′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from N 34th Street (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Philadelphia Zoo. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Philadelphia Zoo (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia (approx. half a mile away); John W. Coltrane (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairmount Dam (approx. 0.7 miles away); First African Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Freedom Now Rally (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
The Solitude Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 30, 2012
2. The Solitude Marker
 The Solitude House. The Philadelphia Zoo website. (Submitted on October 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker at the Philadelphia Zoo image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 30, 2012
3. Marker at the Philadelphia Zoo
The Solitude House can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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