Roll 89 Ektachrome 200 – 24 Mount Pleasant sign, Mt. Pleasant Dr., Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA. June 14, 1995. GPS Coordinates: 39.983333, -75.199722 Good
“The Scottish privateer Captain John Macpherson sailed the Caribbean and made a fortune attacking French and Spanish ships. He built Mount Pleasant in 1761, in the rich Georgian style he remembered from home, and used it as his showplace.
John Adams wrote in 1775. ‘Rode out of Town and dined with Mr. Macpherson. He has the most elegant Seat in Pennsylvania, a clever Scotch Wife… He renews his Proposals of taking or burning Ships.’
Macpherson was a tireless entrepreneur. He bought and sold real estate, published a financial newspaper, complied the first City directory, raised crops and animals on his farm, and patented what he claimed to be a vermin-proof bed.
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