Samuel Goodman house

Reading Pike and Chestnut Ave, Chestnut Hill
Current Address: 8720 Germantown Avenue



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


Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7, 22nd Ward, 1899. Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co. Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1899. Plate 19.


Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7, 22nd Ward, 1899. Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co. Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1899. Plate 19.


RESEARCH ON BUILDING


Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7, 22nd Ward, 1889. Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co. Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1889. Plate 19.

According to the John Naylor Photograph Collection, the Architect for Goodman's house is Theophilus Parsons Chandler, and the Contractor is John Hottenstein.


RESEARCH ON OWNER

According to Boyd's city directory of 1900, Samuel Goodman is one of the owners of Harrington & Goodman, which is a company that did trade business mainly on tailors' trimmings. Moreover, lots of shipping news that is related to Harringtong & Goodman can be found on several newspapers between 1889 and 1900.

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

There was also an article mentioning Goodman's involvement into the city's political activities. Goodman, as member of the Council, was one of the people signing a letter to attack Candidate Crow. This might imply that Goodman was active in political life, because the article mentioned him as a "missionary for signing the letter", indicating his deep involvement.


Combine Methods under the Light. The Letter Attacking Candidate Crow Promptly Repudiated. News/Opinion. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer, October 30, 1896. Page 1.


CURRENT STATUS

The house still stands at its original address today, at 8720 Germantown Avenue.






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Reference:
"8720 Germantown Avenue." John Samuel Naylor Photograph Collection. Chestnut Hill Historical Society, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2017.


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