1021 Waverly St. (formerly Barley St.)

Ernest Hexamer and William Locher. Maps of the City of Philadelphia. Volume 3, Plate 33. (Philadelphia 1858-1862).
From Places in Time website (www.brynmawr.edu/iconog)
  Photograph taken May 8, 2003


Fire Insurance Survey

Survey of Casper [sic] W. Morris's new two Story Brick house, Situate No. on the north side of Barley Street, between Pine, Lombard, Tenth & Eleventh Streets. Front 13 feet. Depth 15 feet. First Story one room, plain mantle, washbd. Closet & windows [cased?]. Common Square head front door. Second Story, 1 Room. Similar to first story. Garret in one & plaist[erd?]. Trap door. Common winding Stairs, floor Sap pine bd., party walls 9 inches. [Illegible] 8 by 10 inches, no ash hole, Brick Cornices, No Building adjoining, Water plenty.

$250. Feb. of 1814.
Philip Justus

On said House…$2.50…@ 3 [illegible]…..$7.50
Policy of incidental [illegible]….6.-

The above is a [illegible] survey of the Premises as now insured.
Philad. March 7, 1814
Caspar W. Morris

Inspected Nov. 1. 1911. This building remains as per survey.
Walter Tryday, Surveyor

Copy from the Philadelphia Historical Commission
Note: Information was not available regarding the fire insurance company that completed this survey.


Chain of Title

The chain of title on file at the Philadelphia Historical Commision indicates that, at the time of the census in 1837, the house was owned by Caspar W. Morris, the Elder, brewer, who may have rented the site to an African-American family.

Chain of title prepared by George Anne Porter, Research Assistant at the Philadelphia Historical Commission, August 25, 1964.