Immergrün Estate Gardens in Loretto, PA.  [Former estate of Charles Schawb, now Mount Assisi (Franciscan) Monastery.]

Immergrün Estate Gardens in Loretto, PA. [Former estate of Charles Schawb, now Mount Assisi (Franciscan) Monastery.]

Mount Pleasant is a historic mansion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, atop cliffs overlooking the Schuylkill River. It was built about 1761-62 in what was then the countryside outside of the city by John Mcpherson, a privateer, or perhaps a pirate. The builder-architect was Thomas Nevell (1721–1797), an apprentice of Edmund Woolley, who built Independence Hall. The house is administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Fairmount Park. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974

Mount Pleasant is a historic mansion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, atop cliffs overlooking the Schuylkill River. It was built about 1761-62 in what was then the countryside outside of the city by John Mcpherson, a privateer, or perhaps a pirate. The builder-architect was Thomas Nevell (1721–1797), an apprentice of Edmund Woolley, who built Independence Hall. The house is administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Fairmount Park. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974

House of Seven Gables. Salem, Massachusetts  Built by sea captain John Turner in 1668, this traditional colonial home existed 24 years before Salem gained notoriety for its witch trials. The house stayed in Turner family hands for three generations, until Susan Ingersoll—cousin to Nathaniel Hawthorne—acquired it. Hawthorne visited the home, by then known as the House of Seven Gables, and was inspired to write his 1852 classic novel of the same name.  As the oldest surviving wooden mansion…

House of Seven Gables. Salem, Massachusetts Built by sea captain John Turner in 1668, this traditional colonial home existed 24 years before Salem gained notoriety for its witch trials. The house stayed in Turner family hands for three generations, until Susan Ingersoll—cousin to Nathaniel Hawthorne—acquired it. Hawthorne visited the home, by then known as the House of Seven Gables, and was inspired to write his 1852 classic novel of the same name. As the oldest surviving wooden mansion…

The Breakers 13-acre summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt ll- constructed between 1893 - 1895 at a cost of over $7million dollars.

The Breakers 13-acre summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt ll- constructed between 1893 - 1895 at a cost of over $7million dollars.

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