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Branchtown Hotel, York Road and Church Lane. Built by Joseph Spencer 1790.
Exterior view of the Branchtown Hotel built by Joseph Spencer in 1790, opposite the dwelling built by him in 1748., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

General Wayne Hotel, S.W. Main & Manheim Sts.
Exterior view of front facade of hotel built between 1780 and 1785. Building enlarged and gambrel roof installed in 1866. John B. Maxwell proprietor of hotel when this photograph was taken., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

Hotel on Ridge Ave. Falls of the Schuylkill.
Exterior view. Possibly the Falls Hotel along the 4100 block of Ridge Avenue., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

Indian Rock Hotel, upper Wissahickon Drive.
Exterior view of the Indian Rock Hotel, named after the statue of Tedyuscung that stands on Indian Rock overlooking Wissahickon Creek. Located at Monastery Avenue and Wissahickon Drive, near Wissahickon Creek. Depicts the second hotel, built in the early 1870s following the purchase of the original building by the Fairmount Park Commission, procured by Charles Weingartner in 1894. The building was razed prior to 1916., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount.

Mermaid Tavern, Main St., Chestnut Hill.
Exterior view of west front of hotel, purportedly constructed in 1734. Several men and women stand or sit on the porch and are looking curiously toward the camera. Two large trees and a trough are visible in the foreground. Demolished in 1913 to make way for Winston Road., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.

Old tavern on Wissahickon Drive below Lincoln Drive.
View depicting the original Indian Rock Hotel, opened in 1848 by Reuben Sands north of Rex Avenue Bridge near Indian Rock in the Wissahickon Valley. The hotel was sold to the Fairmount Park Commission in 1872 and Sands opened a second Indian Rock Hotel at a nearby location. Building later used as police headquarters., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title given in manuscript on mount., Also identified as Wissahickon Hall and the Fairmount Park Guard House.

Valley Green on Wissahickon.
View showing the inn built by Thomas Livezey circa 1850 near the Wissahickon Creek. The inn, managed by several proprietors under the Livezey family, was purchased by the city in 1872 and given over to the supervision of a patriotic women's society circa 1900. Shows signage adorning the building advertising a tea room and a telephone pay station. Lettering spelling "Valley Green" is visible on the side of the inn. Also shows a stone fence and a stable adjacent to the building., Photographer's imprint printed on mount., Title and date given in manuscript on mount.