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- Exterior view of front facade of the Clarkson-Watson House, built circa 1745 for Matthew Clarkson, a merchant and mayor of Philadelphia from 1792 to 1796. Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Randolph stayed here during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. The Bank of Germantown occupied the property from 1825 to 1869. John Fanning Watson, author of Annals of Philadelphia, also lived here. Includes a partial view of the neighboring business at 5275 Main Street (i.e. Germantown Avenue) owned by Chas. M. Stefken., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.