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Society Hill

Physick House (1786)

Physick House (1786). Last surviving free-standing Federal-style mansion in Society Hill. Home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, father of American surgery.

The Physick House, built in 1786, is the last surviving free-standing Federal-style mansion in Society Hill. It was the home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, father of American surgery.

The last surviving free-standing Federal-style mansion in Society Hill, the Physick House was the home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, father of American surgery. The Physick House is located on property that held a public almshouse in the eighteenth century. Located at 321 S. Fourth Street, it is open to the public for tours. (Photograph by Bonnie Halda)

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