155 East Walnut Lane
Survey, Franklin Fire Insurance Policy O 30381
Historical Society of Pennsylvania

plan of 1st floor

Note: First floor plan included.

"Insurance made May 3, 1863 and survey reported to the Franklin Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia July 31st, 1862.

"For Hugh McIntyre

"A three story stone dwelling house cast on the outside. Situate on the north west side of East Walnut Street on lot commencing about 450 feet south west of Morton Street, 22nd ward, city of Philadelphia, late borough of Germantown.

"Dimensions 42 ft front by 33 ft deep. About 1/2 of the cellar finished as a basement with only one room and kitchen. An area around on the outside, a yellow pine floor, 4-1 1/2 in. white pine panel'd doors with sash in upper part, 4-8 light windows, outside folding 1 1/2 in. folding shutters.....the kitchen has a fireplace with cooking range, iron sink closet over and under a large dresser with 6 panel'd doors, 3 drawers, a closet with dumb waiter.....in entry a square head out doorway with side lights, hand rail and turned baluster at stairs with closet under. Cellar windows with solid frames, iron bars.....5 bells in kitchen, a heater in the cellar.....

"windows of 1st story.....panel'd shutters and at windows of 2nd and 3rd story outside folding pivot blinds, iron strap hinges.....at front of hall a square head plank door frame with side lights and transom, sash, marble stone sill.....a vestibule off front of hall, door frame framed as at the front, folding doors, large glass in top panel with circular top. Folding doors from hall to parlor, an out doorway at back part with square head cased frame. In hall a flight of open stairs to 3rd story.....octagon veneered walnut post.....hand rail.....The chimney in the parlor with a large carved white marble mantel, circular top fireboard register in chimney jambs and also in the floors of hall as register. Front room No. 2 a fire place with white marble mantel, circular top fireboard and register in chimney jamb. Back room No. 3 the chimney with marble mantel.....the ceiling of hall parlor and each room of 1st story finished with plaster cornice and centre pieces, door and window jambs trimmed with 7 in. cluster moulding.....story 11 ft. 3 in.....At first platform of stairs a doorway with folding panel'd doors into conservatory.....

"Second Story an entry through the centre with two rooms at either side, with a door from entry to each, a window at the front of entry.....each front room two windows front and one at the side, a chimney with white marble mantel, circular top fireboard, register in chimney jamb, a closet in recess of chimney and door way to each back room, which has three windows, a fireplace with white marble mantel and fire grate and closet in recess of chimney.....story 9 ft. 9 in.

"Third story an entry through the centre, 3 rooms, a small entry off at back part, a bathroom and water closet, doors 1 1/2 in. panel'd.....in each front room two windows front and one at the side. Marble mantel shelf, iron brackets, register in chimney jambs, and closet in recess, and in back room 3 windows and closet, closed chimney. The bathroom two windows and register in chimney jamb, a plank bathtub lined with tin, lead pipes for hot and cold water, brass spigots, a room for water closet, finished in usual manner, one window.....

"The portico at back door with the 2nd story finished for a conservatory, at each part a yellow pine floor, at first story or lower part two solid posts 7 in. square and 2-1/2 post, ceiling plastered, the sills of conservatory about 6x12, incased and outside finished with pilasters and panel'd, inside ceiled and plastered, 6-8 light windows with top sash circular glass 11 1/2 by 12 in., inside finished same as 3rd story. Story 8 ft. 3 in., a pitch tin roof, sunk gutters, wood cornice, eaves projecting with brackets. The house has a 4 pitch gravel roof.....projecting about 20 in., wood brackets under eaves, tin conductors. A piazza at the front of house 8 ft. wide, yellow pine floor, ceiling plastered.....single pitch tin roof, hip'd at ends, suck gutters, wood cornice, brackets under eaves, tin conductors."

See original for more details regarding materials, woodwork, windows, eaves and cornices, etc.


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