Exterior view of the colonial residence built 1763-1767 by master carpenter Jacob Knor for Philadelphia attorney Benjamin Chew at 6401 Germantown Avenue. Shows the facade of the two-story stone building with a pediment over the front door, shuttered windows, and dormers and chimneys on the roof. View includes the west wing of the estate house. Chew House, also known as Cliveden, was the site of the turning point in the Battle of Germantown in 1777. The Chew family enslaved people of African descent in the city of Philadelphia and in Germantown during the 18th and 19th centuries. The estate was the Chew family residence until 1972 when it was acquired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation., Title from manuscript note on verso: Chew House Germantown. [43?] Ross. [#H.B.?] Pencil., Date inferred from aesthetic style of drawing., Gift of David Doret and Linda G. Mitchell, 2018., Description revised 2022., Access points revised 2022.
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