Residence of E. W. Clark


Page 7, Handsome Houses of Germantown, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Pelham
(Phila.: Germantown Independent-Gazette, 1899).


 Residence of E.W. Clark Footprint. Adjusted angle to allign with the photograph's perspective.
"GeoHistory Resources." Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7, 22nd Ward, 1889. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.
<http://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/view-image.cfm/BRM1889.PhilaWard22.012.Plate10>.




Accessed from "King's Views of Philadelphia." King's Views of Philadelphia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.
<http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/king/main6.html>.
Original source from Philadelphia: Page 89, The Most American of All Cities. New York: Moses King, 1900. Print.


The residence of Edward White Clark, built in 1865, was located at School Lane and Wissahickon Avenue. Its owner E.W. Clark was a wealthy Philadelphia businessman. He was born in 1828 in Providence, Rhode Island, the oldest son of Enoch White. He joined and was made a partner of his father's thriving banking firm: E.W. Clark & Company. He then became a senior partner when his father died in 1856 when he was 28. There is an archival collection in the University of Penssylvania, Archives & Record Center. It was gifted by David Clark Madeira, great-great-great-grandson of E.W. Clark. The collection provides a detailed bibliographical notes and inventories of the Clark family. [more]

The footprint acquired from Bromley's 1889 Atlas of the 22nd Ward of the City of Philadelphia, indicates that the property belonged to Mary Clark at that time period.

Moses King in his 1900 published King's View of Philadelphia, has following descriptions of the house: "In the midst of beautifully situated and highly cultivated grounds, with tower and spacious verandah, has stood for a generation the typical suburban home of Edward W. Clark, son of the late banker, Enoch W. Clark, and the senior partner of the esteemed banking house of E.W. Clark, & Co."