John F. Stoer residence

Manheim Street and McKean Avenue
Current Address: 5084 McKean Avenue
(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 9.

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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 9.

According to Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, (v. 2, n. 3, p. 30, 1/24/1887), the Stoer residence was designed by George T. Pearson, a Victorian architect who worked on lots of residential architecture in Philadelphia area.


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RESEARCH ON OWNER

Boyd's city directory of 1900 shows that John F. Stoer owned to the company Alburger, Stoer & Co., which is a company working on tailor's trimmings according to the book Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. He was also the president of West Virginia Co.

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

According to the American Criketer, Stoer is also one of the directors of Germantown Trust Company.
The American Cricketer, Vol.39, No.740. Philadelphia: The Associated Cricket Clubs of Philadelphia, 1916.

Mr. Graves is mentioned in the book Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians, in which he is introduced as "Director of various corporations" (p.68).
King, Moses, Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians, New York: Moses King, 1901.

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


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Stoer's house has already been demolished, and the surrounding area also changed a lot.

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