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Famous colonial portrait painter Charles Willson Peale ("second only to Benjamin Franklin as Philadelphia’s 18th century Renaissance man") lived at Belfield Mansion—still standing—from 1810 until 1821. Belfield Mansion, partly dating from 1708, is one of the oldest university buildings in use in the country.
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Rudnytzky, Kateryna A., "Charles Willson Peale at Belfield: "Your Garden Must be a Museum"" (1998). Local History Essays. 1.