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107 W. School Lane. Bought in 1810 for faculty of Academy.
Exterior view of north front of dwelling built in 1810 for faculty of Germantown Academy. Identified in some sources as the residence of James Matthew. Also depicts two men riding past the house on bicycles., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

4821 Main St.
Exterior view of front facade and south side., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

5011 Main St.
Exterior view of front facade of the Royal House, with a horse standing in front of the property. Named for Jacob S. Royal, a victualler who purchased the property in 1853. Converted to accommodate a store and apartments circa 1900. George H. Marsden's grocery store occupies the first floor., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

5112-14 Main St.
Exterior view of front facade of house. Includes John Harris's furniture shop which occupies the ground floor of 5114 Main Street (i.e. Germantown Avenue)., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

5112-5114 Main St.
Exterior view of east fronts of the adjoining houses. Includes the furniture shop of John Harris which occupies the ground floor of 5114 Main Sreet (i.e. Germantown Avenue). Wooden chairs and tables sit near the entrance to the shop., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

5140 Main St. Occupied by Gilbert Stuart 1794-5. Studio in rear.
Exterior view of front facade of house set back from the street and surrounded by bare trees., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount., Also identified as the William Wynn Wister House.

5151 Main St. Home of Phil. R. Freas and first office of the Village Telegraph, later Germantown Telegraph.
Exterior view of front facade of dwelling once home to Philip R. Freas, who established the Village Telegraph (i.e. Germantown Telegraph) in 1830. His office was in the small building next door. Edward Albert's produce shop occupies the old dwelling in this photograph. Includes Samuel Gordon's boot shop at 5149 1/2 Main Street (i.e. Germantown Avenue). Pedestrians browse the shops along the block., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

5203-5205 Main St. Home of Dr. Theodore Ashmead and Dr. Belton. Owen Wister born here July 14,1860.
Exterior view of front facade of dwelling. Known as the birthplace of Owen Wister, a famous author. His family resided here circa 1860 while his family's home was being constructed at 5253 Main Street., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

5242-44 Main St., formerly Indian Queen Hotel.
Exterior view of front facade of former Indian Queen Inn, opened in 1809 by Michael Riter. Image includes Finninger's Ice Cream and Fancy Cakes which occupies the store front at 5242 Main Street (i.e. Germantown Avenue)., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

5261 Main St. Built by John Wister 1744.
Exterior view of west front and north side of Grumblethorpe, house built in 1744 by Philadelphia wine merchant John Wister. His house was the first in Germantown built solely for summer residency and greatly exceeded the dimensions of the homes around it, giving it the nickname "Wister's Big House.", Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

5275-7 Main St. Occupied by Thos. Jefferson in 1793 & Edmund Randolph.
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.

5300 Main St. at present parsonage of Trinity Luth. Church. Formerly Sauer's property. In cellar first type case in America 1772.
View of the south flank and east front of the Sower House, built in three stages: the rear ell circa 1723, the front section circa 1755 and the union of these two sections circa 1795. Owned by the Sower (Sauer) family, who purportedly created the first type cast in America in the basement of this house in 1772-73. Owned by the Trinity Lutheran Church since 1836 and used as a church house since 1950., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

5430 Main St. Home of Capt. Albert Ashmead.
Exterior view of east front of dwelling of Captain Albert Ashmead, built before 1796. Albert's grandfather, William Ashmead, manufactured Germantown wagons in the rear of the property. Main house was used as a show room and was later turned into residence after Albert Ashmead's marriage. Includes a banner hanging in between 5430 and 5434 Main Street ( i.e. Germantown Avenue), advertising John A. Foley's Manheim Stables & Riding Academy at 5434 Main Street., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

5434 Main St. Home of John Ashmead.
Exterior view of east front of residence of William Ashmead, built in 1740 and later owned by his son John Ashmead. Image depicts the site when it was under the ownership of the Manheim Stables & Riding Academy, and contains a partial view of a banner advertising the stables and academy., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

5450 Main St. Built 1790. Home of Thos. Armat.
Exterior view of east front of house built circa 1790. Purchased by merchant and philanthropist Thomas Armat in 1807. Armat resided here until his death in 1831. His family owned the property until 1841. The home was later occupied by Dr. William Ashmead., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount., Thomas Armat was one of the founders of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and donated the land on which the church was built. He also had Loudoun constructed for his only son, Thomas Wright Armat in 1801.

5845 Main St. Standing at time of Revolution.
Exterior view of west front of the 18th-century residence converted into a storefront. Hats are displayed in the storefront. Includes a partial view of display in Sample Shoe's adjoining storefront., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

6205 Main St., built by Dirck Keyser 1738. 1st 2-story house in Germantown.
Exterior view of west front of house built by Dirck Keyser, a Mennonite preacher and silk merchant who immigrated from Amsterdam in 1688. Demolished in 1950 for a supermarket., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

6211 Main St.
Exterior view of west front., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

6305 Main St.
Exterior view of west front of house, including a partial view of the front facade of 6307 Main Street ( i.e. Germantown Avenue)., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount., Identified by some sources as the Dorsey House.

Billmyer House, 1727, N.E. Main & Upsal Sts.
Exterior view of south side and front elevation of house built in 1727 for the Deshler family. In 1788 German printer, Michael Billmyer, bought the property and continued his printing trade from the dwelling., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

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