William H. Scott residence

Greene Street and School Lane
Current Address: 5457 Wayne 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, 1899. Published by G.W. Bromley and Co., 1899, Plate 5.


Research has been done on William H. Scott residence by previous researchers of Bryn Mawr College. The architect of the house is George T. Pearson, who also designed several other mansions in Germantown area.
Below is an excerpt from previous research on the house:
Information on his home can be found in S. F. Hotchkin's Ancient and Modern Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill , 1889, p. 133: "One of the Modern Houses in Germantown is that built in 1886, by Mr. William H. Scott on the corner of School Lane and Wayne Avenue. It possesses several attractive features among which is an Old English Walnut tree growing out of the stable porch. Mr. Scott preferred to build around it rather than cut the tree down."


Boyd's city directory of 1900 shows that William H. Scott is in the company Allen, Lane & Scott, followed by the Germantown address matched with the atlas. Also according to the Boyd's city directory, Allen, Lane & Scott is a printing company.

Boyd's Co-partnership and Residence Business Directory of Philadelphia City. Philadelphia: Boyd's Directory Office, 1900, p.639. Ebook.

The book called Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians contains a brief introduction of William H. Scott and his company. Allen, Lane & Scott is a printers and publishers company, and Scott is the Director of Germantown Trust Company (p.75).

King, Moses, Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians, New York: Moses King, 1901, p.75.


The residence of William H. Scott is no longer there today, and the original site became a high-rise building.

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