5938 Germantown Avenue
Engle House

Naaman Keyser, Manuscript Notes for v. 2 (north of Chelten), History of Old Germantown, pp. 38-40
Germantown Historical Society

Included are typewritten notes for 5938 (Hotchkin and Shoemaker, 5034):

"The Engle homestead was built in 1758, by Benjamin Engle. The inscription,--'B.E., 1758"--is upon a block set in the northern gable...There was formerly a tannery in the rear of the house that was said to be one of the first established in Pennsylvania. It was one of the five tanning establishments situated upon Honey Run...

"Benjamin Engle left the property to his son Charles...occupying it in 1809; when he died...to his son George...in turn...to his son Charles B. Engle. [His] daughter, Mrs. Thomas L.N. Chipley now owns and occupies the house..."

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