6021-23 Germantown Avenue
Warner Houses
Perkins Collection (Compiled by Helen C. Perkins, 1900-1909), volume 61D, page 65
Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Photographic image (taken before the 1886 construction of 6025-29 Germantown Avenue) and the following manuscript text:

"6021 and 6023 Germantown av. - Warner houses."

"The Warners were early identified with the Pietist hermits of the Wissahickon, & particularly with Dr. Christopher Witt, the survivor of this remarkable body. Watson is authority for the statement that Dr. Witt's interest in the Warners was first aroused by their giving him a hat to replace his, which had blown away. Be this as it may, the relations were very close between the old doctor and the family, and when the former died he left his big house to Christian Warner. It was no doubt through Dr. Witt's influence that two of the Warners father and son became physicians. The latter died during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793."

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