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Timeline for 2100 Block of Arch Street from 1804-1874

 

From left to right: 2116, 2118, 2120 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Watercolor by Taylor (1861). Image courtesy Winterthur Museum.

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Date Owner Building/Lot/Event Source

1804

 

Grantor: Michael Weaver

Grantee: Thomas Betts

 

September 5: Sale of lot

(2116 Arch Street)

Deed book: MR16 p. 335

 

1812

Grantor: James Bowness (deceased)

Grantee: Hester Wells (by descent)

March 12: Transfer of Lot

(2120 Arch Street)

 

Transfer sheet for lot 1N12183

 

1823

 

 

 

Grantee: Estate of William Powell

Grantee: Samuel Walker

 

June 11, 1823: Sale of 30 feet by 102 feet

(2118 Arch Street)

Deed book IH8 p.50

1824

 

 

 

Grantor: Samuel Walker

Grantee: Ann Harper

 

 

Samuel Walker dies in testate. In March 1825, Orphans Court grants daughter, Ann Harper, "lots of ground, frame houses, and kitchens thereon.”

(2118 Arch Street)

 

 

Deed book ACH101 p. 37

 

 

 

1859

 

 

 

Only buildings on 2100 Arch Street are four wood-frame two-story buildings each with one-story extension (except 2122 has 2 story extension)

2100 block of Filbert Street is lined with 3 story masonry dwellings—real estate development line ends right behind lots of homes on Arch Street

Hexamer and Locher Atlas 1860, Volume 2

 

 

1861   Watercolor sketch by Taylor of three unidentified homes.

Winterthur

1863   March 24, 1863: Sketch by David Johnston Kennedy Castner Collection Vol. 1 p. 9 . The Library Company of Philadelphia.

1863

 

 

 

 

Grantor: ThomasBetts

Grantee: Samuel Bunting Jr

 

 

April 14: Sale of lot of ground 15 feet by 102 feet and frame messuage.

(2116 Arch Street)

 

 

 

Deed book ACH.119 p. 419

 

 

 

1863

 

 

 

 

Grantor: Ann Harper

Grantee: Samuel Bunting Junior

 

 

April 25: Sale of lot 30 feet by 102 feet

(2118 Arch Street)

 

 

 

Deed book ACH101 p. 37

 

 

1863

 

 

Grantor: Samuel Bunting Jr.

Grantee: Peter B. Levering

 

November 26: Sale of 20-foot. Lot. Assembled from lots purchased bySamuel Bunting; 8-foot western portion of 20 foot lot from Ann Harper on April 25 1863. ( ACH 101.312) 12-foot eastern portion of lot from Thomas Betts on June 5, 1863. (Deed book ACH.119 p. 419)

(Combines portions of 2116 and 2118 Arch Street)

Deed book ACH115 p. 535

 

1865

Grantor: Peter B. Levering, House Carpenter and Christine, his wife

Grantee: Deborah Kessler

 

December 8: Sold 4 story brick messuage or tenement 180 feet westward from the west side of 21st street, 20 feet long on Arch, 120 feet deep. On South bounded by land of estate of James Gibbons, on East by ground recently purchased by P Levering from Samuel Bunting, on the west by remaining ground owned by Bunting. Noted as same piece of land which Bunting granted to Levering on November 26, 1863

(Combines 2116 and 2118 Market Streets)

 

Deed book LRB105 p.63

 

 

 

 

1865

 

 

Grantor: Deborah Kressler

Grantee: Samuel Bunting, Jr.

Decmber 12: For $1 sale of brick messuage or tenement on South side of Arch Street

(now 2118 Arch Street)

 

Deed book: LRB 105 p. 66

 

 

1866

 

 

Grantor: Samuel Bunting Jr.

Grantee: J. Percy Robinett

March 23: Sale of 4-story brick dwelling

(2118 Street)

 

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N1240

 

 

1866

 

 

Grantor: Samuel Bunting

Grantee: Raymond T. Maull

Dec. 15: Sale of lot and brick dwelling

(now 2116 Arch Street)

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N12187

 

 

1868

 

Grantor: John Wells

Grantee: William H. Abbot et. al.

July 13: Sale of lot

(2120 Arch Street)

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N12183

 

1868

 

Grantor: W.H. Abbott and T. Shipley

Grantee: John Carson

October 12:Sale of lot and frame dwelling

(2120 Arch Street)

 

1869

 

Grantor: John Carson

Grantee: William McGeorge

 

August 28: Sale of lot and brick dwelling

(2120 Arch Street)

 

Transfer Sheet for lot 1N12183

 

1874   Houses are gone; replaced by brick dwellings; building distribution and footprints have changed. G.H. Jones & Company Map of Philadelphia, Vol. 3, 1875.
Last Updated December 11, 2004