The People of Philadelphia vs. Edmund Bacon

Philly, Boats, Architecture, Art, and Other Interests

"The Cliffs, the country residence of the Say family for nearly 40 years" c1836Grays Ferry, Philadelphia, PA
Doctor Benjamin Say died in 1813, his widow occupied until his death, it was afterwards sold by Mrs. Kennedy and her sisters to the Philada. Wilmington & Baltimore Rail Road Co. as a site to build their R.R. Bridge being a solid rock foundation, they quarried out the remainder of the rock for building purposes and nothing now remains to mark the spot of the Old Mansion. Adjoining the “Cliffs” on the north was the Floating Bridge Inn & Garden of George Gray. Known by all as “Grays Ferry. ” This sketch made after one by Breton by D.J. Kennedy in 1836. (from: hsp.org)

"The Cliffs, the country residence of the Say family for nearly 40 years" c1836
Grays Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

Doctor Benjamin Say died in 1813, his widow occupied until his death, it was afterwards sold by Mrs. Kennedy and her sisters to the Philada. Wilmington & Baltimore Rail Road Co. as a site to build their R.R. Bridge being a solid rock foundation, they quarried out the remainder of the rock for building purposes and nothing now remains to mark the spot of the Old Mansion. Adjoining the “Cliffs” on the north was the Floating Bridge Inn & Garden of George Gray. Known by all as “Grays Ferry. ” This sketch made after one by Breton by D.J. Kennedy in 1836. (from: hsp.org)