Wyck Tenant House
29 [23] West Walnut Lane
Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form (dated 1983)
Office of Historic Preservation, PA Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA
Available at the Philadelphia Historical Commission

Included with the above photograph are a site plan and text including the following information:

Stucco over rubble stone, wood house, c. 1849. Late Federal style.

Property owners name and address:
Frank Ollinger
29 W. Walnut Lane
Philadelphia PA 19144

Brief description:
"The gable roofed houses below Germantown Avenue are important parts of the growing strip community near Market Square. This is a common city house type, with a gable paralleling the street and pairs of square headed windows at the three floors. Because this is a detached house, the door was placed on the side and has since been screened by a porch. Windows on the side indicate the extent to which the urban form is broken. The porch is a later addition, but one which linked the house to the changing suburban ideal."

History, significance, and background:
"The small houses near Germantown Avenue mark the extent of the highway community which grew in the 18th and 19th century. This is an interesting adaptation of a house type found in Philadelphia at corners, but here detached."

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