Benjamin Rush House

3601 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Library of Congress


Physician, humanitarian, educator, patriot leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery, and supported public health & social reforms. Known as "Father of American Psychiatry."

The Benjamin Rush Birthplace in Red Lion Road, Philadelphia was built in 1690 and over the next several years, portions have been added to it. It was accidentally destroyed by a bulldozer in February 1969.



Source: Library of Congress

Updated July 2, 2018

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