The Architecture of George T. Pearson, part II

Works in PA, 1887-1890

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LOCATION DATE TYPE/CLIENT ADDRESS/EXT?   CITES NOTES
Philadelphia, Holmesburg 1887

dwelling for George A. Castor

(1855-1906)
merchant tailor, congressman

Solly Ave., NW of Frankford Ave. (adjoining Father Judge HS)

ext., now Generalate for Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.

PRERBG, 9 May 1887

Hotchkin, Bristol Pike, p. 137:
"Gray stones and shingles are the materials of this extensive mansion. George T. Pearson, of Philadelphia was the architect."

1895 CD: h Frankford Av. c Solly Av, Holmesburg
1900 CD: h Bristol Pike c Solly Av, Hbg

Philadelphia, Germantown 1887

Market Square Presbyterian Church

now Impacting Your World Christian Center

5507-17 Germantown Av., at Market Square.

ext.

Building, 8 Oct. 1887

PRERBG 1 June 1927

ill. King's Views, 1901
Philadelphia,
Germantown
1887

dwelling for Anna Flavell, wife of Thomas

Thomas
Flavell was the owner, along with his brother George J., of a hosiery mill on Church Lane (old address no. 29).

5340 Greene St.

ext.

eye

MFL, 1985, via JMD:
ownership 4 May 1880: Rosina M. Stadleman, widow of John to Edith R. Darrach, wife of William; 1 July 1886: Edith R. Darrach to Annie Flavell.

Gtn Guide, 10 Sept. 1887: STRIKING IMPROVEMENTS: “Not far from the above, on Greene street, below Coulter, next the substantial mansion of Councilman Gates, the former Stadleman dwelling has undergone a charming change within the past month or two. It is now owned by Mr. Flavel, manufacturer, and when finished will be on the gems of that fashionable neighborhood ... Joseph L. Carpenter is doing the latter."

1889 atlas: Anna Flavell, also 1906 atlas. (o.n.= 4724 Greene)

bro George lived at old no. 121 (probably now 124) W. Penn St.
According to Thomas' granddaughter, 1985: "5340 Greene St. was the old Stadleman house, remodeled and added to by Thomas Flavell -- front living room, dinning room and stairwell -- fire destroyed the north wall of the house and Thomas Flavell painted entire house."

Philadelphia, Germantown 1887

dwelling for T. Firth Jones

of Reeves, Parvin & Co.

Wissahickon near Manheim PRERBG
2 May 1887

ill. in Handsome Homes, 1899

1895, 1900 CD: Wissahickon Av, n Manheim

Philadelphia,
Mt. Airy,
1887 (datestone) dwelling for Jesse A. Tilge (1835-1915)

221 West Upsal St.

ext.

eye

later: PRERBG,
6 Feb. 1901
22 Feb. 1905
alts.

1885 atlas; vacant ground on Carpenter estate.

1906 atlas; = Conyers Button

1906: Button, Joseph (John H, McQuillen & Co., h 132 E Upsal

Haverford, PA 1887-88 Duplex Cottage for faculty, Haverford College

6 College Lane

ext.

PRERBG, 11 June 1888

George E Thomas Associates, "Haverford College Building Chronology," 1998
[ref Managers' Minutes, 7/12/1887]

 
Philadelphia, Germantown  1887 dwelling for John T. Roberts 5376 Wingohocking Heights PRERBG, 2 May 1887 : "four houses on Wingohocking Terrace...colonial style of architecture,  
Philadelphia, Germantown  1887 dwelling for John T. Roberts 5356 Wingohocking Heights PRERBG, 2 May 1887 : "four houses on Wingohocking Terrace...colonial style of architecture,  
Philadelphia, Germantown  1887  dwelling for John T. Roberts 5369 Wingohocking Heights PRERBG, 2 May 1887: "four houses on Wingohocking Terrace...colonial style of architecture,  
Philadelphia, Germantown  1887  dwelling for John T. Roberts 5349 (?) Wingohocking Heights PRERBG, 2 May 1887: "four houses on Wingohocking Terrace...colonial style of architecture,  
Philadelphia,
Mt. Airy
1887 paired dwellings 108&10 W. Johnson St.

PRERBG, 24 Jan. 1887

B&D, Feb 1887: “four pairs of houses on Johnson Street, different in design and of very unique treatment, stone walls and steep shingle roofs, reaching nearly to the ground. The cost will be about $5,000 a pair.”

 
Philadelphia,
Mt. Airy
1887 paired dwellings 114&16 W. Johnson St.

PRERBG 24 Jan. 1887

B&D, Feb 1887:
“four pairs of houses on Johnson Street, different in design and of very unique treatment, stone walls and steep shingle roofs, reaching nearly to the ground. The cost will be about $5,000 a pair.”

 
Philadelphia,
Mt. Airy
1887 dwelling for Weygandt, Cornelius Nolen
(1832-1907) pres., Western National Bank
229 West Upsal St.

King's Views, 1901, credits GTP

JMD: Notes in diaries at Penn, latter part of 1887

1885 atlas; vacant ground on Carpenter estate.

1889 atlas: good footprint of "Uwchllan"

Philadelphia, Germantown 1887

dwelling for John F. Stoer,

of Alburger, Stoer & Co.
(importer, trimmings)

412 Manheim St.,

dem.

PRERBG 24 Jan. 1887
(additions and/or alterations)

1895 CD: Manheim St. c McKean Av

Germanopolis, 1908, ill.

Philadelphia,
Mt. Airy
  dwelling for Joseph Priestley Button

246 West Upsal St.

dem.

[bro of Conyers Button, proximity of other GTPs, asymmetries] ill. in Germanopolis, 1908
Philadelphia,
Mt. Airy
1888 (pencil inscription under wallpaper in 213) two semi-detached pairs

203-05- and 211-13 West Upsal St.

ext.

eye

strong resemblance of flank to back of Tilge hse.

PRERBG 2 May 1887:
"and 2 pairs of stone and brick houses at Upsal Station."

1885 atlas; vacant ground on Carpenter estate.

1889:
213: John W. Moffly
211: Edw R. Paul
205: Mary T. Lindsay
201: Louisa J. Roberts

1899 atlas: Fannie E. Kitson,
Edw. B. Paul,
Mary T. Lindsay,
Laura J. Roberts

1906: Mary T. Lindsay still at 205

Philadelphia,
Germantown

1888-89

[1889 date visible in Wells & Hope photo]

dwelling for William Green and Anna Jeanes Foulke,

lawyer

243 West Tulpehocken St. (formerly 114 West T.)

dem.

Wells & Hope portfolio. c. 1889: [1889 date visible in Wells & Hope photo]

1889 date visible in Wells & Hope photo

(no. 114 in 1895 CD)

son Walter married Calvin Pardee’s daughter Helen in 1905

Philadelphia, Germantown 1888

dwelling for Edward E. and Eleanor Denniston

sec. EW Clark & Co.

1900 CD: Eleanor widow Edward, h School House Ln.

School House Ln. and Wissahickon Av.

PRERBG
11 June 1888

ill. W/ photo, plan, desrc., in Scientific American, Building Edition, Feb. 1895: Design borders on German. Cost $22,000, GTP.

1886 CD: h Pulaski c Apsley
1890 CD: h 4651 Greene
21st ward?

Sci Am B Ed: descrptn. p.21: erected for the late E. E. Denniston at School Lane, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill 1888-89 store and residence for Charles E. Hopkin

107 Bethlehem Pike

ext.

PRERBG
11 June 1888
“store and residence”
1900 CD: stoves, Bethlehem Pike n Newton
Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill, 1888

dwelling for Samuel Y. and Julia Heebner

SYH=v pres, Market St. Natl Bank

8240 Crittenden St

PRERBG, 11 June 1888
(alterations and/or additions) [?]

PRERBG, 21 May 1890

the right one?

1890 CD: h Highland Av n 29th
1895 CD: h Highland Av n PRR
1900 CD: h 318 Highland Av

Philadelphia,
Germantown
1888
(or 1897)
manse for Second Presbyterian Church

6315 Greene, below Tulpehocken

ext.

White & Scott, Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia (1895): The Second Presbyterian’s “very handsome manse was erected on Green Street, adjoining the church, at the beginning of the present pastorate, and occupied the early part of 1888.” Plaque says 1897
Philadelphia,
Mt. Airy
  dwelling

7047 Germantown Ave.

ext.

eye

JMD suggests may be Hazlehurst & Huckel; see J Moak's nn.

1906 atlas: Eliz. P. Hopper?
Whitemarsh, PA  1889

dwelling, "Church Hill Hall," for Calvin Pardee,

(1841-1923), coal

later "Hilltop," Episcopal rectory

Camp Hill Rd.

AABN, 12/28/1889.

BDW 11/1889

image in BD&W 01/1890

AABN 12/08/1906

Hotchkin, AMG: "dwelling remodeled 1889 (alterations and/or additions)

Englehardt

1890 CD: h Walnut Ln. n Greene
1900 CD: h 239 W Walnut Lane

2dy: J Garrison book: 1889

Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill 1889 dwelling, "Norwood Hall," for Chancellor C. English West Chestnut Hill Av.

AABN
8 Dec. 1906

Hotchkin, AMG;

Englehardt

BD&W Nov. 1889, illustrated

interior of “main hall” ill. in BD&W Jan. 1890

AMG has full description

later, c. 1909, Disston.

Devon, PA  1889 dwelling for Baker   AABN, 20 Apr. 1889.  
Philadelphia. Germantown 1889 YMCA dem.

PRERBG 31 July 1889:
GTP: "3 story building" (alterations and/or additions) "$40K"

BDW April 1891 says design for the YMCA in Germantown is in the hands of Frank Miles Day and Mr. Fields

Campbell Coll.: blt 1891.
Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill  1889

lodge for Knights of Pythias

now Hiram Lodge, F & A.M.

8425 Germantown Ave

ext.

AABN, 29 June 1889  
Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill 1889 dwelling, "Keewaydin," for Edward W. Clark Jr.

7709 Cherokee St.

ext.


photo by J. Garrison, 2006

stable
BG 3 June 1914

2dy: JG book: 7709. 1889

? PRERBG
3 July 1901, dw for Walter Clark

PRERBG
1 May 1901,
15 May 1901

Also, (in 1901) 601, 611 and 615 w. Mermaid Ln.
per 1895 CD: h N 35th c Moreland

PRERBG
08/01/1906, dwelling NE corner 38th St. and Mermaid Av.

PRERBG
06/03/1914, barn & stable

Philadelphia, Germantown 1890

St. John's P.E. Church, new building and int. alts.

now New Redeemer Church of Jesus Christ

5001 Germantown Av.,
corner Seymour

ext.

PRERBG
17 Sept. 1890
1859 church with GP alterations (new church built along side old church)
Philadelphia, Germantown  1890

dwelling for John Alburger

(1836- )
of Alburger, Stoer & Co. (importer, trimmings)

130 School Ln PRERBG
21 May 1890 : (alterations and/or additions)

Handsome Homes, 1899, ill. 

1895 CD: h 135 School Ln
1900 CD: h 130 School Ln

Philadelphia, Germantown 1890 clubhouse for Junior Club of Germantown  

PRERBG 5 March 1890
(“rebuilding”)

ill. in AABN 26 Apr. 1890

not in 1895 or 1900 CD
Philadelphia, Germantown 1890

dwelling for Conyers Button

now Green Tree School

143 West Walnut Lane

ext.

BDW, May 1890
“Mr. GTP, reports in hand alterations for the residence of Mr. Benton, on Walnut Lane, Germantown, in which an extension in Tiffany brick, and an entire roof construction is involved. The gables are of frame and carved work in German Style, with panels of narrow brick built in between the timbers. Glazed Spanish tiles are to be used on the roof.”
per 1900 census: BUTTON, Conyers

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