6143-45 Germantown Avenue
Two old stone houses

HSP: Perkins Collection, vol. 61D, p. 75: "No. 6133 [actually 6143] Germantown Avenue" (photograph of these buildings viewed from across and down Germantown Avenue).

The two hip-roofed, two and a half story stone houses which stood on this site date to the colonial period. The lower house is mentioned in a 1752 deed between cordwainer Paul Engle and his son, tanner Benjamin Engle. Henry Freas acquired the upper house in 1832; later he purchased the other house as well, using one as a dwelling and the other as a store.

In 1913 these buildings were torn down to make way for a movie theater and stores.

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