Cornelius Nolen Weygandt residence, "Uwchllan"

West Upsal Street
Current Address: 229 West Upsal Street
(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 12.

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RESEARCH ON BUILDING

Back in 1889, when Pelham Street hasn't appeared, Weygandt has already had his residence on W Upsal Street.

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 12.

Below is an excerpt from the book "Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians" that describes the residence:
""Uwchllan" (Welsh for upland), the dignified home of Cornelius N. Weygandt, President of the Western National Bank, dir. Pennsylvania Fire Ins. Co., a founder of the Art Club, etc., stands near the historic ground of the "Battle of Germantown." Many old forest trees adorn the picturesque five acres." As one can notice from the atlas, Cornelius Weygandt owned a large portion of land other than his house.
King, Moses. Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. (New York: Blanchard Press, Isaac H. Blanchard Co., 1901), p. 86.



"Uwchllan," Upsal Street, Germantown. King, Moses. Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. (New York: Blanchard Press, Isaac H. Blanchard Co., 1901), p. 88. 


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RESEARCH ON OWNER

As mentioned above, Cornelius N. Weygandt was the President of the Western National Bank, and the 1900 city directory referred his home address as in Upsal Street, Germantown.

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

His diaries, dating from 1847 to 1907, is now archived in the University Archives and Records Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It offers a glimpse into the suburban life in the Germantown area by that time period.


Moses. Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. (New York: Blanchard Press, Isaac H. Blanchard Co., 1901), p.30. 


The Graves house is no longer there today; there is an apartment building on the original site.

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