Nugent Home for Baptists

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Nugent Home for Baptists
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Nugent Home for Baptists is located in Pennsylvania
Nugent Home for Baptists
Location 221 W. Johnson St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′36″N 75°11′13″W / 40.04333°N 75.18694°W / 40.04333; -75.18694Coordinates: 40°2′36″N 75°11′13″W / 40.04333°N 75.18694°W / 40.04333; -75.18694
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1895
Architect J. Franklin Stuckert, John W. Gilton, et al.
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 06000746[1]
Added to NRHP August 30, 2006

Nugent Home for Baptists is a historic private charity building at 221 W. Johnson Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to the New York Times of May 21, 1889:

The Hon. Horatio G. Jones, President of the Trustees of the George Nugent Home for Baptists at Germantown, Philadelphia, announced that the home had a foundation or endowment of $300,000 or $400,000, and was ready to receive all Baptist ministers and their wives over sixty years of age. The inmates are supported for life.[2]

The Renaissance style building was constructed in 1895 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[3]

The building adjoins the Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers, which was also listed on the National Register in 2006. Nolen Properties owns both buildings and has completed restoration of the Presser building, and was working on the restoration of the Nugent building in 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Quinn, Amy Z. (January 15, 2013). "Senior housing project features heavy dose of historic restoration". Newsworks. WHYY. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Zitzmann, Dara (2006). "Nugent Home for Baptists" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 4, 2014.