Charles Wilson Peale House

Address: 5500 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19141

Neighborhood: Logan


Description: From 1810 to 1820, this was the home of Charles Willson Peale, the country’s preeminent painter during its early national period. Peale, remembered for his miniatures and portraits of notable Americans, painted seven likenesses of George Washington. Called by John Adams “a tender, soft, affectionate creature,” Peale married three times, and had a dozen children by his first two wives. Siblings Raphael, Rembrandt, and Reubens Peale were among his children who also achieved fame as artists in their time. The house, also known as Belfield Mansion,now stands as La Salle University’s Alumni House.

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