Daniel Billmeyer House

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Daniel Billmeyer House
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Daniel Billmeyer House is located in Pennsylvania
Daniel Billmeyer House
Location 6504 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′55″N 75°11′3″W / 40.04861°N 75.18417°W / 40.04861; -75.18417Coordinates: 40°2′55″N 75°11′3″W / 40.04861°N 75.18417°W / 40.04861; -75.18417
Area less than one acre
Built 1793
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 71000719[1]
Added to NRHP December 13, 1971

The Daniel Billmeyer House is a historic house in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 1793 section of the house was built by printer and wealthy businessman Michael Billmeyer for his son Daniel.[2]

The house was built in two sections. The first was built c. 1730 and was occupied by British troops during the Battle of Germantown. A major focus of this battle was the larger house Cliveden, one block to the southeast, which was also occupied by British troops. The second section of the house, which is visible from Germantown Avenue, was built in 1793 during the yellow fever epidemic.[2]

During the later part of the nineteenth century architect Walter Cope lived in the house.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is a contributing property of the Colonial Germantown Historic District. The Michael Billmeyer House, located across the street, is also listed on the NRHP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Daniel Billmeyer House". National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 1971. Retrieved December 27, 2013.