Wynnestay

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Wynnestay
Wynnestay (cropped).jpg
(1973 photograph)
Wynnestay is located in Pennsylvania
Wynnestay
Location 5125 Woodbine Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′38.5″N 75°13′49.5″W / 39.994028°N 75.230417°W / 39.994028; -75.230417Coordinates: 39°59′38.5″N 75°13′49.5″W / 39.994028°N 75.230417°W / 39.994028; -75.230417
Area less than one acre
Built 1904
Architect Walter Smedley
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 08001270[1]
Added to NRHP December 30, 2008

Wynnestay or Wynnstay is a historic house, one of the oldest extant houses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The two-and-a-half-story house was first built in 1689 as the residence of Dr. Thomas Wynne, Pennsylvania founder William Penn's personal physician and first Speaker of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly.[2]

The land surrounding Wynnestay was developed starting about 1895 with he encouragement of Pennsylvania Railroad President George B. Roberts, and the building of the nearby Wynnefield Station. The house was extensively renovated in 1904, with the addition of a large ell designed by Walter Smedley.[3]

The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

The home is available for touring by appointment only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Wynnstay History". Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Donohoe, Victoria (June 16, 1991). "At Wynnestay, A Glimpse Of Life In The 17th Century". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 

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