Handsome Homes

Residence of David McMahon

 

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

 

 

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Description: Stone Structure
Architect: William J. O'Brien
Time: 1887
Address: 600 East Chelten Avenue, Germantown, Philadelphia
Owner: David McMahon
Occupation: Contractor

(Source: Philadelphia RealEstate Record and Builders' Guide, p. 66 [4/26/1939]; Gopsill's Philadelphia Business Directory [James Gopsill, 1901], p. 1587.)

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-1889-

The lot was owned by Chas. Spencer Estate rather than McMahon. There was no building on the land.

 

-1895-

The lot was owned by McMahon, and the structure had been built up (in 1887).

 

-1899-

Not only did McMahon kept possessing the ownership of the lot and had more units constructed there, he also possess a land just across the street.

(Bromley & Bromley, Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, 1889 pl 14; 1895 pl 37; 1899 pl 14.)

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

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

(United State Census, 1900, FamilySearch)

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