Thomas Eakins House

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Thomas Eakins House
Thomas Eakins House, 1729 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).jpg
Thomas Eakins House
Location 1729 Mount Vernon Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′56″N 75°10′2″W / 39.96556°N 75.16722°W / 39.96556; -75.16722Coordinates: 39°57′56″N 75°10′2″W / 39.96556°N 75.16722°W / 39.96556; -75.16722
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built ca. 1854
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 66000679
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 21, 1965[2]

The Thomas Eakins House is a house in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia which was the home of the artist Thomas Eakins. It is a National Historic Landmark.[2]

The three-story brick house was built about 1854 for Benjamin Eakins, father of the artist. Benjamin Eakins added the fourth story in 1874 as a studio for his son.[3] Thomas Eakins inherited the house in 1899. He lived there until his death in 1916.[4]

The Mural Arts Program, a Philadelphia-based art program that creates outdoor murals, is currently based in the Thomas Eakins house.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "National Historic Landmarks (NHL) in the Five County Area". 
  3. ^ Timeline, Thomas Eakins: Scenes from Modern Life, Public Broadcasting Service documentary, 2002.[1]
  4. ^ Richard E. Greenwood and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey (August 14, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Thomas Eakins House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying one photo, exterior, undated PDF (32 KB)

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