Residence of Walter M. Gorham, Wissahickon Avenue, above Chelten Avenue
5714 Wissahickon Avenue
The true residence of Walter M. Gorham can be found at the top of
the above image at 5714 Wissahickon Avenue. Homes like Mr. Gorham's are
considered flagpole lots, and that is part of the reason it was so hard
to find. The long driveway that leads to the home keeps the residence hidden. The above image has a date range from 1916-1929.
Walter M. Gorham was married to Anna B. Senat, daughter of Louis Duval Senat, a prominent figure in mercantile circles in Philadelphia in the first half of the 19th century.
In a 1920 Swarthmore College Bulletin, proof of Gorham's residence in Germantown, PA with Anna B. Senat, a member of the Swarthmore community along with her father.
In a 1911 Philadelphia Social Register, the same can be seen.
In an Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, (Volume 12, 21st Ward,
Plate 14, 1892), the same flagpole lot belonging to Walter M. Gorham
can be seen along with a lot belonging to Cecelia A. Senat, who must
have been family of his wife, Anna.