8701 Shawnee Street

 

(photo courtesy of Chesnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection- 1970.44)


DATE: 1902
ORIGINAL OWNER:Samuel Goodman, developer
ARCHITECT: Unknown
CONTRACTOR: Thomas M. Seeds Jr.

This colonial Revival dwelling is little changed today from When Naylor shot his photograph.
The image also affords a clear view of 51 Rex Avenue, a much earlier farmhouse.Note that
the stone retaining walls (although now wearing a cloak of ivy) and the steps down to Shawnee
Street still exist as does the stone curbing on Rex Avenue.