5920-22 Germantown Avenue
Germantown Avenue (photograph dated 6-20-57).
1982 National Register of Historic Places Inventory for
Colonial Germantown Historic District:
"Joseph Jacob House, c. 1810; first floor alterations c 1900 ff.,
three and one-half stories, stucco with wood trim
Colonial/Federal styles. --- Contributing."
- GHS: Historic Buildings Box 1, folder "Germantown Ave. A
Century Ago, 1955:" "No. 32 in a Series" (newsclipping with
following text as well as image of Blanche Day photo print no. 58
listed at GHS in Photo Scrapbook 6--see below):
"From the rear, these old houses on the southwest look like a
picturesque scene in an ancient foreign town. From the front,
however, all is bustle and commerce. Half a dozen small shops
occupy the premises from 5918 to 5922 Germantown Avenue, which
were originally built by A. Keyser before the Revolutionary
- GHS: Jellett, Edwin C. "Germantown Historical
Miscellany," p. 238: panoramic view of Germantown Avenue south of
Haines (1906 post card).
- GHS: Johnson, George Clarence, compiler. Pictorial
Germantown Road & the Vicinity & Some of its Inhabitants,
vol. 2, p. 91: Joseph Jacob house c. 1810 (text and
- GHS: Keyser, Naaman. Notes for v. 2 (north of Chelten),
History of Old Germantown, p. 34 (unpublished typewritten
- GHS: Photo Scrapbook 6 "Germantowne 100 Years Ago"
(1955), compiled and presented by Blanche Day: no. 58
(photograph of the rear of 5918-5922 Germantown Ave. viewed from
West Haines Street).
Campbell Collection (Compiled by Jane Campbell, circa 1900-1910),
vol. 33, p. 192: panorama of
Germantown Avenue below Haines beginning with 5926 Germantown
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