Handsome Homes

Residence of Jesse A. Tilge

 

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Photograph: Handsome Homes (Germantown: Independent-Gazette, 1899), p. 19.

Photograph: Handsome Homes (Germantown: Independent-Gazette, 1899), p. 19.

 

 

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The Architecture of George T. Pearson, part II (Visit the Source)

Description: Stone structure with frame, a backyard, and a driveway at the east side of the house

Architect: George T. Pearson

Time: Built in 1887

Address: 221 West Upsal, Germantown, Philadelphia

Owner: Jesse A. Tilge

(Source: The Architecture of George T. Person, Part II; Gopsill's Philadelphia Business Directory [James Gopsill, 1901], p. 2408.)

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Home Map

-1889-

The lot was already owned by Tilges. The build consisted of the stone main structure and frame.

 

-1895-

It seems that the building was not drawn in propotion, and the frame was not shown in the atlas.

 

-1899-

Comparing with 1899, a corner at the back of the main structure was demolished and the shape became concave.

(Bromley & Bromley, Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, 1889 pl 12; 1895 pl 36; 1899 pl 12.)

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About the Owner

Name: Jesse A. Tilge (May 13, 1835 ~ August 4, 1915)

Spouse: Mary Tutton Tilge (August 18, 1835 ~ August 4, 1915)

Education: America, Switherland

Occupation: President of the Hatters' Fur Exchange of New York

Important Family Relation: Son of Henry Tilge (Founder of Henry Tilge & Co.)

 

The Obituary Notice that Tells Tilge's Life story

(The American Hatter, Volume 45, p. 92)

The Gravestone of The Tilge's Family

(Ellen Johnson, Find A Grave)

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Household Snapshot of 1900 - who were in Tilge's family in 1900

Red - female; blue - male; pink - servant; age in parentheses

(United State Census, 1900, FamilySearch)

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