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Insurance Records & Ownership Data

Insurance records from Mutual Assurance and the Franklin Fire Insurance Company provide extensive, if occasionally illegible record of historic structures built in 18th and 19th Century Philadelphia. In addition, the Philadelphia Historical Commission's records for Almond / Kenilworth Street often contain record of ownership and miscellaneous notes. What follows below is an excerpt from several surveys and ownership records of Almond Street properties. Together, this information provides a view to the kinds of structures built and a sense of their age and history and can provide a starting point for further research.

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DATA SOURCE: Mutual Assurance and Franklin Fire Insurance Company records for homes along Almond / Kenilworth Street.

110 Almond St. - Mutual Assurance Policy #4681 (1828)

Front building

"New" 3 story brick house 17' front including 2'8" alley x 18'6" deep
1st level - 1 room
- Neat mantle
- Washboards
- Windows cased
- Marble to the chimney
- Stucco cornice
- Arch head front door
- Neat jambs
- Brick arch
2nd story - 1 room
- Neat mantle
- Washboards
- Windows cased
- Stucco cornice
3rd story - 1 room
- Plain mantle
- Washboards
- Closets
- Windows cased
- 1 flight common winding stairs
Garret - 1 room
- Plastered
- 2 skylights
- brick cornices
Piazza - 5x9, 3 Stories
- 2 flights common winding stairs

Back building - 11x13, 3 Story

1st level
- Neat mantle
- Washboards
- 1 Closet
- Windows cased
- Marble to the chimney
- Stucco cornice
2nd story - 1 room
- Neat mantle
- Washboards
- Closet
- Windows cased
3rd story - 1 room
- Neat mantle
- Washboards
- Closet
- Windows cased

Kitchen - 11x13, 2 Story

1st level
- plain - see above
2nd Story
- Washboards
- Closet
- Windows cased
- 2nd floor narrow sap pine, others sap pine boards
- Glass 42 lights 11x14, 36 9x14, 156 8x10
- Party walls 9"
- Board and stud partition

Brick privy - 4'x5', 2 story height communicates with 2nd story of Kitchen
East and West are 3 story Brick houses

Oct 31 1913 - Estate of Robert Clark agreement of indemnity signed by Emma, Mark(?) A, Henry, Robert Clark
- Policy cancelled 27 January 1938