6108 Germantown Avenue
6108 is partly visible on the far right.
Frederick DeBourg Richards Collection (photograph, 1859)
Benjamin Davis lived on this site in 1809. William Botten, an
English soldier in the War of 1812 who died in 1848, resided here
for many years; his son Joseph Botten, the postmaster, was living
in the house in 1840. By 1887 the house was a "liquor saloon"
run by Edward Doyle and Joseph Kerrigan.
This early two-story stone and stucco building was replaced
with a Queen Anne style commercial/residential building c. 1895.
- GHS: Keyser, Naaman. Notes for v. 2 (north of Chelten),
History of Old Germantown, p. 47 (unpublished typewritten
- GHS: Photo Box 1: "House of John Knorr (left), West side
of Germantown avenue, north from Walnut lane" (copy of photo made
1859 for John Fanning Watson--same image as shown above from FDB
Richards Collection at LCP).
- GHS: Photo Scrapbook 2 : Johnson, George Clarence,
compiler. "Pictorial Germantown Road & the Vicinity & Some of
its Inhabitants, p. 108 (print of 1859 FDB Richards photograph
- HSP: Shoemaker Collection, folio 12: "W Cor Germantown
Road & W Walnut Lane" (text and
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