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 Philadelphia
Grumblethorpe Tenant House
Grumblethorpe Tenant House is located in Pennsylvania
Grumblethorpe Tenant House
Grumblethorpe Tenant House is located in the US
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
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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.