Grumblethorpe Tenant House

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Grumblethorpe Tenant House
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Grumblethorpe Tenant House, March 2010
Grumblethorpe Tenant House is located in Pennsylvania
Grumblethorpe Tenant House
Location 5269 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′56″N 75°10′8″W / 40.03222°N 75.16889°W / 40.03222; -75.16889Coordinates: 40°1′56″N 75°10′8″W / 40.03222°N 75.16889°W / 40.03222; -75.16889
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1744
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001156[1]
Added to NRHP June 19, 1972

Grumblethorpe Tenant House, also known as the Tenant House of Wister's Big House, is a historic home located in the Wister neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1744, and expanded in the early 19th-century. It is a 2 1/2-story, stone dwelling, 31 feet square. The original house was one-story, 19 feet wide by 28 feet deep. It was originally built as a dependency to John Wister's summer home, Grumblethorpe.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1] It is a contributing property of the Colonial Germantown Historic District, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Fran Deutsch (January 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Grumblethorpe Tenant House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.