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[[The]] Monestary [sic]. Built by Joseph Gorgas bt. 1746 & 1752.
Exterior view of house built near Wissahickon Creek between 1746 and 1752 for Joseph Gorgas, a lumber merchant and third generation resident of Germantown. Constructed on the site of "the Kloster," the log cabin built in 1737 as a community house for the German Dunkards. Two carriages are parked on the wrap-around porch., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount., Also known as the Joseph Gorgas House and the Children's Museum of Philadelphia (1973).