22-24 East Haines Street
Image available at GHS.
A two-story frame house with a four register facade, shutters
on the first floor windows only.
Dorothy and Joseph Reger played important roles in the early
years of Germantown's Methodist community. They resided on
Haines Street and were noted for their manufacture of apple
vinegar, but they also had a little grocery store, a one and a
half story building on Germantown Avenue below Haines Street
(possibly 5859 Germantown Avenue).
After the house was demolished in the late nineteenth century,
Henry Thomas built a pair of brick
houses on the site.
- GHS: Jellett, Edwin C. "Germantown Historical
Miscellany," p. 250 (text).
- GHS: Keyser, Naaman. Manuscript Notes for v. 2 (north of
Chelten), History of Old Germantown, pp. 32-33 (unpublished typewritten
- GHS: Photo Box 11, envelope 2, no. 70: "Reger, Jacob
House E. Haines Street" (print from glass negative for "Spaces
and Places" exhibit, 1980; print also found in Photo Box 1, f. 7
and in Photo Scrapbook 2, p. 90, all at GHS).
- GHS: Photo Scrapbook 2: Johnson, George Clarence,
compiler. "Pictorial Germantown Road & the Vicinity & Some of
its Inhabitants, pp. 89, 90 (text and portraits of Jacob
and Dorothy Reger, photo of house).
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