West Side of 12th Street above Chestnut

January 7, 1831

Records from the Franklin Fire Insurance Company show that a policy, number FFI 237, under the name of William Hembel was purchased for a three-story brick house in 1831. The above floorplan was included in the policy. This date is prior to the standardization of addresses in Philadelphia, and so the address given is No. 8 Twelfth Street. This structure is probably the building in the Taylor image to the left of the dry goods awning.