|Location||West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia|
Sweetbriar is a Neoclassical mansion in the Federal style built in 1797 in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. The mansion was built by Samuel Breck and named for the roses that grew on the property. The interior includes a double parlor and floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the Schuylkill River. Period pieces include Chinese armorial porcelain, Hepplewhite and Sheraton style chairs, and Adam style furniture. Wedgwood jasperware and fireplaces with delicate plaster decorations were influenced by discoveries in the ancient houses of Pompeii. Bird prints by John James Audubon and paintings by William Birch decorate the walls.
- Moss, Roger W.; Crane, Tom (1998), Historic Houses of Philadelphia: A Tour of the Region's Museum Homes, University of Pennsylvania Press
- Official Fairmount Park website, History Of Sweetbriar Mansion
- Historic Photographs of Sweetbriar, PhillyHistory.org
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