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Knowlton Mansion

Knowlton Mansion

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Knowlton Mansion
Location Rhawn Street and Verree Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates 40°4′23″N 75°4′28″W / 40.07306°N 75.07444°W / 40.07306; -75.07444Coordinates: 40°4′23″N 75°4′28″W / 40.07306°N 75.07444°W / 40.07306; -75.07444
Area 13 acres (5.3 ha)
Built 1881
Architect Frank Furness
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 74001803[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 1, 1974
Designated PHMC November 12, 1994[2]

Knowlton Mansion, also known as the Rhawn Residence, is a historic mansion in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

The three-story mansion was designed in the Gothic Revival style by renowned 19th century architect Frank Furness as a residence for William Rhawn, a successful Philadelphia banker. The house was completed in 1881 and was named after John Knowles, Rhawn's wife's great-grandfather. It later served as the residence for Robert MacKay Green II, who was the son of Robert MacKay Green I who invented ice cream soda in 1874.

The mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Today the mansion serves as the home to Conroy Catering. The first fundraiser held at Knowlton by Conroy Catering was for former State Representative Chris Wogan in December 1997 .

See also

  • King, Moses. Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. New York: Blanchard Press, Isaac H. Blanchard Co., 1901, p. 85.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 

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