Hon. William Potter residence

Graver's Lane and Stenton Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Current Address: approx. 8308 Stenton Ave
(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 18.

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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 18.


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Boyd's city directory of 1900 shows that William Potter's occupation is a lawyer. There is also more detailed introduction of Potter in other books: he was the President of Jefferson Medical College; federal fuel administrator for Pennsylvania; member of Board of Directors of City Trust, president of Thomas Potter Sons & Co., Inc., former U.S. minister to Italy. Other titles of him can be seen in the excerpt image below.


Boyd's Co-partnership and Residence Business Directory of Philadelphia City. Philadelphia: Boyd's Directory Office, 1900. p.573.


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


 
Stafford, Hartwell. Who’s Who in Philadelphia in Wartime, in The Philadelphians and His City. Philadelphia: Stafford’s National News Service, 1920.p.2, p.226.


The Potter's residence is no longer there today, but the area still remain residential.

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