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



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Description: "In 1812 a Greek Revival structure was built on this site as Germantown's First Presbyterian Church. In 1873 after First Presbyterian constructed a new building on Chelten Avenue, the YMCA moved to this location from its previous location on Market Square. The Greek Revival building was replaced in 1892 by the larger structure in the second picture. Further expansion plans in 1911 led to the purchase of adjacent properties on Germantown Avenue and Haines Street."

Time: 1892

Address: 5849-51-53 Germantown Avenue, Germantown, Philadelphia

(Source: Former Presbyterian Church/YMCA; YMCA on Germantown Avenue)

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During 1889 and 1899, the building was expanded to take up the whole lot, and its orientation shifted slightly to align with the streetscape.




(Bromley & Bromley, Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, 1889 pl 1; 1895 pl 36; 1899 pl 1.)

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