Henry W. Gray residence

Locust Avenue and Chew Street
Current Address: 723 E Locust 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 14.

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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 14.

In 1889, Henry Wolf Gray's residence has already stood at Locust Avenue, and the neaby smaller brick buildings were also built already. However, the block east of Chew Street wasn't fully built up with row houses like ten years later.


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Henry Wolf Gray is the President and Treasurer of Schomacker Pianoforte Mig. Co., a manufacturer of high-grade pianos. They had a piano room on Chestnut Street above 11th Street. During his time in his residence on Locust Avenue, he often held social events and interacted with the elite society along with his family.


Boyd's Co-partnership and Residence Business Directory of Philadelphia City. Philadelphia: Boyd's Directory Office, 1900. p.295.


King, Moses, Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians, New York: Moses King, 1901. p.57.

Gray's residence is no longer there today.

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