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Doorway of Wister House, Vernon Park.
Exterior detail of doorway of dwelling constructed for James Matthews in two stages between ca. 1741 and 1805. The Wister Family purchased the property in 1812 and John Wister, president of Duncannon Iron Co., lived in the house until shortly before his death in 1900. Housed Germantown Branch of the Free Library 1898- 1907 and the Site and Relic Society (i.e. Germantown Historical Society) 1907-1927., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

Vernon, Wister mansion. Built in 1803 by James Matthews.
Exterior view of dwelling constructed for James Matthews in two stages between ca. 1741 and 1805. The Wister Family purchased the property in 1812 and John Wister, president of Duncannon Iron Co., lived in the house until shortly before his death in 1900. Housed Germantown Branch of the Free Library 1898- 1907 and the Site and Relic Society (Germantown Historical Society) 1907-1927., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.