Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 22

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Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 22

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Item No: pdcc03107
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 22
Historic Street Address: 5442 Germantown Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, entire page:  Caption reads:  "Germantown's Morris House Opens to Public."  This historic residence is located at 5442 Germantown Avenue.  It was known as the Deschler-Morris House (not to be confused with the historic Reynolds-Morris House, today a boutique hotel in Germantown).  Owner/architect David Deschler built the house in 1752, and enlarged it significantly twenty years later.  At one time, it served as the White House, occupied twice (in 1793 and 1794) by George Washington and his family, giving it also the name "The Germantown White House."  This 1949 Evening Bulletin article details the interior and its furnishings, which would be open for the first time to the public since the property was donated by the last residents, the Morris family, to the National Park Service in 1948.  It was later listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.  The three photographs show an exterior view of the mansion (15 x 13 cm) and two interior views of furnishings (left, 4.5 x 8.5 cm; and right, 5 x 8.5 cm).  Text and three photographic reproductions for the Evening Bulletin article, 20.5 x 27 cm, 12/10/1949.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.172263
Geocode Latitude:40.033876

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.18
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
David Deschler - Architect

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