John Alburger residence

West School Street
Current Address: 130 W School House Lane
(Existed in 1889 and 1899 Atlas of the City of Philadelphia)




Handsome Homes of Germantown, Mt. Airy & Pelham .. Germantown: Germantown Independent Gazette, 1899. Print.

Bromley, Geo. W. & Bromley, Walter S., Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7 , 22nd Ward, Published by G.W. Bromley and Co., 1899, Plate 5.

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Bromley, Geo. W. & Bromley, Walter S., Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7 , 22nd Ward, Published by G.W. Bromley and Co., 1889, Plate 5.


(http://www.brynmawr.edu/cities/archx/gtp/gtp87-90.html)

The architect for Alburger's residence is George T. Pearson.

Other than the house itself being featured in the "handsome home" book, the beautiful garden of Mr. Alburger was also mentioned in the  book "Germantown Gardens and Gardeners": Proceeding out historic School House Lane, we note next to Germantown Academy, the “Dove” or “Herman” house, long the residence of Mr. John Alburger. This once possessed a beautiful garden and fruitful orchard, and it yet presents a horse-chestnut tree of large proportions, said to have been planted by President Washington, when he occupied the place in 1785. (p.73)
ard, Published Jellett, Edwin C., Germantown Gardens and Gardeners. Philadelphia Germantown: Horace F. McCann, 1914. p.73.

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Boyd's city directory of 1899 shows that Alburger was the co-partner for Alburger, Stroer & Co., which is a company doing Tailors' Trimmings business. Other titles of Alburger include "Director of Delaware Insurance Company,Exec. Coun. Bd. Trade, etc.


Byod’s Philadelphia Blue Book, 1898-1899. Philadelphia: C.E. Howe Co., 1899. p.389.


King, Moses, Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians, New York: Moses King, 1901. p.68.



Alburger's residence is no longer there today; the original site became Pennsylvania School for Deaf.

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