8836 German town Avenue

 

(photo courtesy of Chesnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection- 1970.40)


DATE: ca. 1850
ORIGINAL OWNER: : “The Isacc Starr House”
ARCHITECT: Unknown
CONTRACTOR: Unknown


This Italianate style house is reperesentative of the mid-19th century farm houses
nd early summer houses that Could be found throughout the chestnut hill. The
wrap-around porch with spindle work was a later Victorian addition. The
openness of the land behind the house suggests the sweeping views of Wissahickon
industrial corridor and Montgomery County that the first owners must have enjoyed.