Robinson House, Ridge Ave & Wissahickon

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Robinson House, Ridge Ave & Wissahickon

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00338
Title: Robinson House, Ridge Ave & Wissahickon
Historic Street Address: Ridge Avenue & Wissahickon Drive
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The photograph shows a large brick building with a gambrel roof showing three dormer windows. A wrap-around porch is supported by columns connected by arches ornamented with tracery. The four-paned windows are small. The caption is handwritten below the image. The name of the house may be a misspelling of Robeson. Andrew Robeson was a judge and a Chief Justice of Pennsylvania from 1693 to 1699. In 1702 he purchased a 500 acre tract, along the Schuylkill and Wissahickon Creek, upon which this house was built.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Robeson, Andrew, Jr., 1654-1719
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler