Detailed captions of King's Photographs



Home Of David Rittenhouse
Lincoln Drive, "Rittenhousetown," Fairmount Park
"David Rittenhouse, the famous mathematician and astronomer, who performed many public services in Revolutionary days, was born here April 8, 1732. House adjoins site of first paper mill in America."


Benedict Arnold's Mansion
Mount Pleasant, Fairmount Park
"Bought by Benedict Arnold in 1779 for his intended wife, Margaret Shippen. Confiscated by the State after his treason. Later belonged to Chief Justice Shippen, Mrs. Arnold's father. Bought by Park Commission, 1868."


Israel Wistar Morris Residence
225 South 8th Street, near Walnut
"During the eighteenth century the home of Luke W. Morris, son of Capt. Samuel Morris, of the First City Troop. Twice occupied by four generations of the family at one time. Early home of Effingham B. Morris."


Physick-Randolph-Keith Residence
321 South 4th Street, below Spruce
"One of the oldest and best preserved houses in the erstwhile fashionable district, now the home of Charles P. Keith, lawyer and author of "Provincial Governors." Here lived Dr. Philip Syng Physick, and the Randolphs."

Francis Thomas Sully And Darley Residence
520 South Broad Street
"Unquestionably the handsomest residence on South Broad Street and one of the finest in the city, containing many rich art treasures, is the home of Francis T. Sully Darley, musician, grandson of Thomas Sully, artist and member of the Matilda W. Baldwin family. Charles M. Burns, architect."


George Albert Huhn Residence
Walnut, Northwest corner of 16th Street
"One of the newest and most imposing residences of the city is the stately Renaissance residence of George A. Huhn, one of Philadelphia's leading bankers and brokers. It was designed by Horace Trumbauer and stands on the site of the former home of Dr. D. Hayes Agnew and Dr. DeForest Willard."


Daniel Baugh Residence
Locust Street, Northwest corner 16th
"Extremely and internally one of the finest of Philadelphia residences is that of Daniel Baugh, manufacturer of chemicals and fertilizers, director of many financial and philantrophic institutions, ex-president of the Art Club, ex-president of the Girard National Bank, director Commercial Museum, etc."


The Dundas-Lippincott Residence
Walnut Street, N.E. corner Broad
""The Yellow Mansion," built in 1839 by James Dundas on part of the Vauxhall Gardens, was bequeathed in 1865 to Mrs. Joshua Lippincott, and in 1902 to her son, James Dundas Lippincott. The most valuable home in the city. President McKinley and many other distinguished people entertained here."


Arch Street
Looking Eastward from Twentieth Street
"A typical Philadelphia thoroughfare; an old-fashioned Quaker street, all the way from the Fourth Street meeting house westward to the Schuylkill. Two generations ago it was one of the choicest avenues of homes of substantial Philadelphians. Today it is changing to a business thoroughfare."


William P. Ellison Residence
1526 Walnut Street
"A dainty modern residence on Walnut Street, midway between Broad St. and Rittenhouse Square, is that of William P. Ellison, recently retired from the venerable firm of John B. Ellison & Sons."


Archibald Nisbett Waterhouse Residence
1521 Locust Street
"Finely located on one of the most select residence streets is the home of A.N. Waterhouse, of Lambert & Waterhouse, managers Mutual Life Ins. Co., of N.Y., of which Mr. Waterhouse is resident trustee."


Edward Brinton Smith Residence
19th Street, Northwest corner of Delancey
"The city residence of Edward B. Smith, financier, director of railroad, financial and other corporations and associations, and a noted "whip," is one of the most dignified of the city's newest residences. It is of brick, in Colonial style, and was built by Cope & Stevenson."


Alexander Van Rensslaer Residence
Rittenhouse Square, Walnut Street, N.W. corner 18th
"Overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the city's most exclusive residence section, is the magnificent home - by many considered the finest in the city - of Alexander Van Rensslaer, Commodore of the Corinthian Yacht Club and a member of the Drexel family."


Thomas Alexander Scott Residence
1830 South Rittenhouse Square, corner 19th Street
"The luxurious and substantial home of the late Col. Thomas A. Scott, for six years president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, "one of the most remarkable men ever produced by the State of Pennsylvania." Now the home of his son, Edgar Scott, a well-known member of society."


William West Frazier's Residence
Rittenhouse Square, S.W. corner 18th Street
"On south side of Rittenhouse Square is the beautiful house in classic architecture of William W. Frazier, a retired sugar refiner, who has made a strong impress on the city's life, distinguished alike for his great business interests and his multitudinous charities."


The Roberts Residence
Rittenhouse Square, Walnut Street, N.W. corner 19th
"This fine classic white marble house was built in the early 40's by the eminent Dr. Phillip Syng Physick, and was called "Physick's Folly." Bought by Algernon Sidney Roberts, a wealthy coal-mine owner, in 1864, it is now occupied by his daughters, the Misses Roberts."


William Weightman Residence
Rittenhouse Square, Walnut Street, S.E. corner 18th
"One of the most desirable residence sites in the whole city is that occupied by William Weightman, present senior member of Powers & Weightman, the world-famous manufacturing chemists, and considered the largest individual holder of Philadelphia holder of Philadelphia real estate. Residence of granite and stone."


William Warren Gibbs' Residence
Rittenhouse Square, Walnut Street, N.E. corner 18th
"Located on North Rittenhouse Square, the home of W.W. Gibbs, capitalist and organizer of industrial corporations, is the very center of the fashionable residence section. Formerly the home of Alexander Brown, of Brown Bros. and later of Col. Anthony J. Drexel. Remodeled by Albert Kesley, Architect."


William Bucknell Residence
Walnut Street, N.E. corner 17th
"The stately and commodious home of the family of the late William Bucknell, merchant, investor, philantrophist and founder of Bucknell University at Lewisburg, Pa., is in the city's most desirable residence section, adjoining south side of the handsome new First Baptist Church."


Joseph Harrison Residence
221 South 18th Street, East Rittenhouse Square
"The splendid mansion, housing the famous Harrison gallery of paintings and art, was built in 1852 by Joseph Harrison, Jr., engineer and inventor of international reputation, and is still one of the city's most noteworthy homes. The garden extends through to 17th Street."


Edward Thomas Stotebury Residence
Rittenhouse Square, Walnut Street, N.E. corner 20th
"One of the stateliest homes is that of Edward T. Stotesbury, a senior member of Drexel & Co., Philadelphia's eminent banking house, and identified with many financial and philantrophic institutions. It was the home of the late Thomas McKean, whose son's house appears at the right."


Alexander Johnston Cassatt Residence
202 W. Rittenhouse Square
"Just south of Holy Trinity Church, with a wide frontage on Rittenhouse Square, is the spacious city home of A.J. Cassatt, the greatest of all the Pennsylvania Railroad presidents."


Joseph Brenton McCall Residence
Walnut Street, northwest corner of Forty-second Street, West Philadelphia
"At the northwest corner of Walnut and Forty-second Streets, an Old English residence, built of red brick, with marble trimmings, has been erected in 1902 for Joseph B. McCall, the president of the Philadelphia Electric Co. and other corporations."


Dr. David Jayne Residence
Chestnut Street, S.E. corner of 19th
"This great white marble mansion - still unsurpassed - has been one of Philadelphia's most noticeable structures for a generation. It was the last of the buildings erected by the late Dr. David Jayne, the most widely known Philadelphian of his time. His preparations were used in every country of the globe."


James Horace Harding Residence
1816 South Rittenhouse Square
"In one of the choicest position in Rittenhouse Square is the exquisite home of J. Horace Harding, of the banking house of Charles D. Barney & Co., Director of the Inquirer Co., Corn Exch. Nat'l Bank, etc."


Robert Miller Janney Residence
1826 South Rittenhouse Square
"About midway of the Square, stands the superbly graceful light greystone residence of Robert M. Janney, the banker, ex-president Philadelphia Stock Exchange, director Provident Life & Trust Co."


Joseph M. Gazzam Residence
265 South 19th Street
"Just south of Rittenhouse Square and adjoining Col. Thomas A. Scott's, is the home of Joseph M. Gazzam, lawyer and financier, whose wife is one of the prominent members of Philadelphia society."


Edward Tonkin Dobbins Residence
1808 South Rittenhouse Square
"On South Rittenhouse Square, west of 18th Street, is the residence of Edward T. Dobbins, formerly an active partner in the firm, and now vice-pres. of the corporation of John Wyeth & Bro., mfg. chemists."


Hon. John Wanamaker Residence
2032 Walnut Street
"Just east of the Second Presbyterian Church is one of the handsomest and most noted homes - of the Hon. John Wanamaker, merchant, statesman and benefactor - the most eminent Philadelphian of to-day."


John Christian Bullitt Residence
125 South 22d Street
"Between Walnut and Chestnut Streets, is the very noticeable home of John C. Bullitt, the eminent lawyer, drafter of the city charter, dir. Fidelity Trust Co., Fourth Street Nat'l Bank, Am. Surety Co., etc."


Herman Pleis Kremer Residence
2016 Walnut Street
"The brownstone residence of Herman P. Kremer, the dry goods merchant and manufacturer, bank director, etc., stands in one of the city's most select sections on Walnut St. just west of Rittenhouse Square."


Jay Cooke, 3d, Residence
2128 Locust Street
"The unique and beautiful home of Jay Cooke, 3d, of the banking firm of Charles D. Barney & Co., a well-known society man and grandson of the world-famous financier, Jay Cooke."


Ebenzer Burgess Warren Residence
2013 Spruce Street
"Double brownstone residence, exceptional in size and costliness, built 35 years ago, by E. Burgess Warren, eminent man of affairs and art connoisseur, who did much to develop this aristocratic locality."


William Sellers Residence
North Logan Square, 1819 Vine Street
"In Logan Square is the stately brownstone residence of William Sellers, the eminent engineer, inventor and manufacturer, head of Wm. Sellers & Co., Inc., the Edgemoor Iron Co., etc."


James Strong Residence
1610 North Broad Street
"On Philadelphia's broadest, largest and finest avenue stands the brownstone residence of James Strong, of the firm of James Strong & Co., lumber manufacturers and dealers, Dir. Tenth National Bank, etc."


James Addison Patterson Residence
2047 Chestnut Street
"English, Gothic, with Indiana limestone trimmings, is the new city home of James A. Patterson, the real estate expert. Joining the dining hall is a conservatory, with pool, fountain, etc."


John Shriver Wentz, M.D., Residence
Locust Street, N.E. corner 39th, West Philadelphia
"The home of Dr. John S. Wentz , owner and operator of real properties, adjoins the mansion of the late Anthony J. Drexel, who built for his son, George C. Drexel. Sold by the Drexel estate to the late Edward B. Leisening, and by the Leisening estate to the present occupant."


David Porter Leas Residence
Pine Street, S.W. corner of 40th, West Philadelphia
"The home of David Porter Leas, of Leas & McVitty, representative leather manufacturer, is an excellent specimen of the Colonial city homes, with amply grounds, coach house, etc. Recently enlarged and modernized, it is classed among the finest west of the Schuylkill river."


Clarence Howard Clark, Jr., Residence
4220 Spruce Street, Southwest corner of 42d Street
"The home of C. Howard Clark, Jr., of E.W. Clark & Co., one of the city's oldest financial firms, vice-president Centennial National Bank, member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and a well-known club man, is an attractive combination of English Gothic and Queen Anne."


Clarence Howard Clark Residence
4200 Locust Street, Southwest corner of 42d Street
"Surrounded by extensive park grounds, to which the public are admitted, is the grand home of Clarence H. Clark, financier, a son of the late Enoch W. Clark, president of the Centennial National Bank, etc. The house, one of the most admired in West Philadelphia, has a fine private art gallery."


John Hanson Michener Residence
3913 Chestnut Street, West Philadelphia
"Occupying a choice location in West Philadelphia, is the modernized Colonial city residence of John H. Michener, merchant, manufacturer and financier, president of the Bank of North America, head of J.H. Michener & Co., packers; Director of the Board of City Trusts, etc."


Monroe Smith Residence
No. 3919 Chestnut Street, West Philadelphia
"One of the handsomest and most costly of West Philadelphia homes is that of Monroe Smith, capitalist, son of the late John F. Smith, typefounder and philantrophist. French gothic style, built of Leiberveille stone with Indiana limestone trimmings. Exquisitely finished and beautifully furnished."


William James Swain Residence
3925 Chestnut Street
"The modern adaptation of Romanesque and Norman Gothic - different styles bending into an impressive ensemble - is the elegant home of William J. Swain, lawyer, editor and publisher, founder "Public Record," son of founder of "Public Ledger," brother of Charles M. Swain, president City Trust Co., etc."


Charles Moselley Swain Residence
No. 4500 Spruce Street, S.W. corner 45th, West Philadelphia
"In this substantial home of the most comfortable type, characteristic of the best part of West Philadelphia, resides Charles M. Sqain, the president of City Trust Co., Director of the Merchants' National Bank, etc., former Councilman and son of the founder of the "Public Ledger."


Henry Disston And Hamilton Disston Residences
North Broad Street, N.E. corner of Jefferson Street
"In grounds of unusual extent stand the massive and substantial residences of two widely known Philadelphians - Henry Disston, the founder of America's greatest saw mill and file works, and his son, Hamilton Disston, erstwhile the largest individual owner of American land (4,000,000 acres in Florida)."


Ludwig Spang Filbert, M.D., Residence
Spring Garden, N.E. corner 18th Street
"On one of the pleasantest residence streets stands the commodious and modernized city home of Dr. Ludwig Filbert, a highly esteemed citizen, an eminent family physician, paving manufacturer, etc. The house was built by Barton Hoopes, the late widely known manufacturer."


Robert H. Forederer Residence
1246 North Broad Street
"One of the handsomest houses on Philadelphia's broadest thoroughfare is that of the Hon. Robert H. Forederer, U.S. Congressman-at-Large from Pennsylvania, the famous leather manufacturer; president Keystone Telephone Co., traction magnate, etc."


Edward Thomas Davis Residence
Northeast corner 38th and Ludlow Street, opp. P.E. Church of the Saviour
"On the highest point in West Philadelphia, a Colonial style residence, exceptionally attractive, built of hard brick, ornately trimmed with limestone and terra-cotta, exquisitely finished, the home of Edward T. Davis, a real estate operator with the multitudinous William Weightman properties."


Bushrod Washington James, M.D., Residence
Green Street, N.E. corner 18th
"Side by side are the home of Dr. Bushrod W. James, eminent physician, oculist, poet and author, and the Bushrod James Eye and Ear Institute, doing great charitable work. During the past year 1811 cases were treated at the Clinics which are held twice a week. These are typical Philadelphia houses."


Patricius McManus Residence
Baring Street, S.E. corner 36th, West Philadelphia
"The handsome and commodious home of Patricius McManus, general contractor for the construction of roads, railroads, bridges, etc., is built of light greystone and occupies one of the choicest and most pleasant residence sites of the city."


John McGlinn Residence
"Cedar Lawn," Chester and Sharon Aves., Sharon Hill
"On Chester Turnpike, just south of Darby, is one of the finest residences in Delaware County, the country home of John McGlinn, the distiller, and vice-president of the Continental Trust Co. The imposing house and stable are built of stone and surrounded by great lawns and highly improved grounds."


Harrison Dickey Stratton Residence
Powelton Avenue, N.E. corner 35th Street
"In a most eligible location on a choice; residence thoroughfare amid many beautiful homes, is the pink sandstone and Pompeiian brick residence of Harrison D. Stratton, mechanical engineer and inventor and manufacturer of ice machinery and one of the pioneer manufacturers of ice in Philadelphia."


John Thomas Bailey Residence
Master and Sydenham Streets
"In one of the most desirable parts of the northern residence section stands the substantial brownstone home of John T. Bailey, senior partner of the bag, rope and twine manufacturing firm of John T. Bailey & Co. Adjoining the handsome new home of his son and partner, Walter A. Bailey."


George J. Ziegler, Jr. Residence
No. 1534 North 16th Street, corner of Oxford Street
"Occupying a desirable corner site in one of the choicest northern section of the city, is the brownstone residence of George J. Ziegler, Jr., of the widely known firm of Ziegler Brothers, the largest of Philadelphia's fine shoe manufacturers."


Charles J. Miller Residence
1421 Allgeheny Avenue, Northeast corner of 15th Street
"Built of Port Deposit granite and occupying a conspicuous corner site is the home of Charles J. Miller, who acquired a fortune by the successful development of the "Forrest Laundry," and investments in various enterprises. It is one of the handsome homes in the northern section of the city."


Reuben Osborn Moon Residence
1516 North 16th Street, between Jefferson and Oxford
"The handsome home of Reben Osborn Moon, one of the city's prominent lawyers, is especially attractive with its Herzog decorations, its mosaic work, hand-carved oak stairway, its grand library, magnificent dining-room, its palm conservatory, its spacious grounds, etc."


Robert Dornan Residence
1505 North 16th Street, just north of Jefferson
"The city home of Robert Dornan, of Dornan Brothers, carpet manufacturers; ex-president Manufacturers' Club, Dir. United Security Life and Trust Co., Penn Mut. Life Ins. Co., Phila. Mfrs. Fire Ins. Co., etc."


George Allen Residence
1725 Spring Garden Street
"The substantial white marble-front winter home of George Allen, one of Philadelphia's foremost retail merchants, occupies a choices location on north side of one of the city's main residence thoroughfares."


Charles Henry Graham Residence
1818 Spring Garden Street
"Spring Garden Street has many artistic and substantial homes of prominent Philadelphians, among them the handsome double-front brownstone residence of Charles H. Graham, capitalist, owner of mines, etc."


John Whitfield Woodside Residence
1820 Spring Garden Street
"The home of John W. Woodside, manufacturer, financier, mine owner, partaker in many public movements; President of Valley Forge Commission for making Washington's camp a public park, etc."


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