6031-33 Germantown Avenue
1982 National Register of Historic Places Inventory for
Colonial Germantown Historic District:
"Commercial/residential building, 1886; first and second floor
alterations c. 1900, three stories, stucco on brick with wood and
pressed metal trim, Italianate/Georgian styles. ---
Constructed in 1748 by Daniel Francis Pastorius adjacent to the
homestead of his grandfather Francis
Daniel Pastorius, the founder of Germantown; moved to 6023 and
altered, 1930, to make room for additions to the First Methodist Church. The Battle of
Germantown included this site; Washington is said to have dined
A.k.a. Green Tree Tavern, Hornet Nest. Ownership has passed from
Livezey to Heath, 1775 (Mackenett rented); to Mackenett, 1797; to
Charles Mackenett Pastorius, 1820; to John D. Wells, 1854; to
John Longstreth to Humphrey Atherton, 1854; to John D. Wells
[Bells?]; in 1850 to George W. Carpenter; to John S. Haines,
1871; to First Methodist Church, 1912; to Alexis DuPont Smith,
- GHS: Day, Blanche. Collector. "Photographic Record
of buildings more than 100 years old still standing on Germantown
Avenue in 1954-55," p. 57 (photograph).
- GHS: Jellett, Edwin C. "Germantown Historical
Miscellany," pp. 290 (altered house) and 291 (images) and news
photo of the moving of the building 35 feet north (Philadelphia
Ledger, October 22, 1930).
- GHS: Johnson, George Clarence, compiler. Pictorial
Germantown Road & the Vicinity & Some of its Inhabitants,
vol. 1, p. 102: the altered Green Tree Tavern (photograph).
- GHS: Photo Box 1 f. 1: (photograph).
- GHS: Shoemaker #14 includes a view of 6019 Germantown
Avenue showing Warmer house to the north (photograph) and view of
Green Tree Tavern (John Richard zinc lithograph--as in Shoemaker
folio 14 at the hsp, with description on back).
- HSP: Campbell
Collection, vol. 33, pp. 188-191: Green Tree Inn, 6019
Germantown Av. (photographs, woodcut and newsclipping).
- HSP: Perkins Collection,
61D:59, 61-64 Pastorius House, Green Tree Tavern
(photographs, woodcuts, and manuscript text).
Richards, John. Old Landmarks in Germantown and
Vicinity, 29b: "The Old Green Tree Tavern" (wash and ink
- HSP: Shoemaker Collection,
folios 14 and 17: Pastorius House or Green Tree Tavern
(above John Richards' zinc lithograph, as well as a woodcut,
photographs, and manuscript text).
LCP: John G. Bullock Collection, number 57:
"6019 Main St. Old Green Tree Tavern, once kept by Daniel and
Sarah Pastorius until his death in 1754" (lantern slide dated
April 6, 1913).
- PHC: Philadelphia
Contributionship Insurance Policy 17231A for the Green Tree
Tavern at 6019 Germantown Avenue (copy of surveys dated 1913 and
1932 for the Trustees of the First Methodist Church).
- PHC: Mutual Insurance
Policies 5082 and 4615 (copies of 1797 and 1825 surveys of
house and outbuildings at "6021" Germantown Avenue).
- PHC: National Register of
Historic Places for Green Tree Tavern (text).
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