J. Henry Dunn house

Johnson and Morton Streets
Current Address: 90 E Johnson Street


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. Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co. Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1899. Plate 3.


 
Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7, 22nd Ward. Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co. Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1899. Plate 3.



RESEARCH ON BUILDING


By 1889, J. Henry Dunn has already settled his home in Germantown:

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Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 7, 22nd Ward. Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co. Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1889. Plate 3.

According to Pennsylvania and Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) Cultural Resource Database, the residence of J. Henry Dunn was built approximately in 1865, and the architectural style is Second Empire. (PHMC Database)


RESEARCH ON OWNER

According to Boyd's city directory of 1900, Dunn was one of the owners of Stone Quarry Co., and the directory also proved his residency in Germantown as in 1900.


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


Mr. and Mrs. Dunn were constantly mentioned in the Society section of the Philadelphia Inquirer aroung 1890, which might mean that they were keen of attending various kinds of social activities, including dancing. The excerpt from the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1891 indicated their hobby of dancing.


"What is Going on in Society".
News/Opnion. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer, November 8, 1891. Page 12.


In terms of the Conshohocken Stone Quarry Co., according to several newspaper articles and business reports, it was a company that did business with the Philadelphia Railway Company.


Report of the Pennsylvania State Railroad Commission for the year ending December 31st, 1908. Harrisburg: Harrisburg Pub. Co., Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1908. Page 85.

CURRENT STATUS

The original building that Dunn lived in is still there today, but far more houses are located near the Dunn's house than that in 1899. The current adress for the house is 90 E Johnson Street.


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References
"Dunn, Joseph, House." Philadelphia Architects and Buildings. PHMC Cultural Resources Database, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2017.

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

"What is Going on in Society". News/Opnion. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer, November 8, 1891. Page 12.


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