Orlando Crease House, 6129 McCallum

1899 Photograph of the Crease House, and an 1899 atlas image showing its footprint. The atlas image is aligned to the photograph.


1899 Atlas Image showing the Crease House and its surrounding context, aligned to the north.

From viewing old atlas images, it is clear that the Crease House was built sometime between 1871 and 1889. Gopsill's 1899 City Directory lists Orlando Crease as being employed as the vice president of the Spring Garden company on North Broad street. Data records from the 1910 census indicate Mr. Crease as being an immigrant from England.

The building is still there today.

This is a current photo of the house from Google Street View.


George W. and Walter S. Bromley, Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, 22nd Ward (Philadelphia, 1899).

Hopkins, G.M. Atlas of the Late Borough of Germantown, 22nd Ward, City of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, 1871).

George W. and Walter S Bromley, Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7, 22nd Ward, (Philadelphia, 1889)

Gopsill’s Philadelphia city and business directory, (Philadelphia, 1899).

1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

“Philadelphia, PA.” Map. Google Maps. Google, March 18 2017. Web.

Produced by Christopher Bechen, last updated March 18 2017