The Franklins' home
|The Franklins' home|
The Franklins' home is a two-story single-family home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Franklins' home was made of brick, and was built in what is now Franklin Court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was three stories high, covered 33 square feet, and had ten rooms. The house was razed in 1812, twenty-two years after Benjamin Franklin died. Because no historical records of the look of the exterior exist, Robert Venturi designed a 54-foot high steel skeleton "ghost structure" in 1976. The ghost structure outlines the spot where the home once stood, including a floor plan of the rooms.
One night in 1752, Benjamin Franklin and Tiger are awoken by Benjamin's wife, who tells Benjamin his lightning-triggered bells are ringing. Benjamin runs downstairs to tell his son, William, the news. A few nights later, Benjamin and William leave the house with Tiger to perform an experiment.
- Franklin Court at National Park Service
- Franklin Court at USHistory.org
- Ghost Structure images at Bluffton University