Thomas Sully Residence
Thomas Sully Residence
|Location||530 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|NRHP reference #||66000691|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||December 21, 1965|
The Thomas Sully Residence is a historic rowhouse at 530 Spruce Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was briefly (1828-29) a home of painter Thomas Sully (1783-1872), who lived in Philadelphia for the last 64 years of his life. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.It is a private residence, and is not open to the public.
Philadelphia, sometimes known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.
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Thomas Sully was an American portrait painter. Born in Great Britain, he lived most of his life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He painted in the style of Thomas Lawrence. His subjects included national political leaders, such as presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams, and General Marquis de Lafayette, and many leading musicians and composers.
The Thomas Sully House is located in Philadelphia's Center City, on the south side of Spruce Street roughly midway between 5th and 6th Streets. It is one of several brick rowhouses on the block. It is 3-1/2 stories in height, with a gabled roof pierced by a single gabled dormer. The facade is three bays wide, with the entrance in the rightmost bay. The entrance is framed by pilasters, and a transom window with cornice above. The trim is all white marble. The building is not architecturally distinguished.
Center City includes the central business district and central neighborhoods of Philadelphia, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It comprises the area that made up the City of Philadelphia prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 which extended the city borders to be coterminous with Philadelphia County. Greater Center City has grown into the second-most populated downtown area in the United States, after Midtown Manhattan in New York City, with an estimated 183,240 residents in 2015.
The house was built in 1820, with subsequent construction in 1860.It is one of many homes occupied by the painter Thomas Sully during 64 years of residence in the city. Although he was born in England, Sully came to the United States as a child in 1792, and became one of the nation's most prolific painters of the first half of the 19th century, producing more than 2,600 works in his long career. After living in Charleston, South Carolina and New York City, Sully came to Philadelphia in 1808. It remained his home until his death in 1872, although he is recorded as living at many different local addresses.
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