Forrest, Edwin, 1916, Business Profile
EDWIN FORREST HOME FOR ACTORS: Out of the garnered wealth of his long career as a tragedian, Edwin Forrest gave his spacious country home at Holmesburg, Pa., to provide a happy-refuge for retired and worn-out fellow actors of both sexes. This place was associated with the happiest years of his wedded life and also with the real tragedy of his separation from his wife. The city residence of the Forrests was at Broad and Master Streets, where he died. It was long occupied by the School of Design. The body of Edwin Forrest reposes in the yard of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, on Third Street, below Walnut Street.
1. Poor Richard's Dictionary of Philadelphia, 1916, page 65.
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