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The Seyfert House

 
 
The Seyfert House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 3, 2022
1. The Seyfert House Marker
Inscription.  
Site of a Victorian twin house built in 1897 when Baltimore Pike was known as Washington Street. In 1934 it was the home of Howard Seyfert who ran a podiatrist business here. Among his clients was the famous Glen Riddle mill owner, sportsman and racehorse breeder Samuel D. Riddle (1861-1951). Riddle was the owner of the great thoroughbred racehorses Man o' War and War Admiral from 1918 through 1959. He often stabled the legendary Man o' War at his family estate on Glen Riddle Road in Middletown and once raced him at what is now Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence.

William Jennings Bryan, a well known social and political reformer, Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913-1915, and a presidential candidate in 1896, 1900 and 1908 once stayed here while attending a Democratic Party meeting in Philadelphia. The house was demolished in 2004.
 
Erected 2009 by Media Borough Council.
 
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Location. 39° 55.01′ N, 75° 23.341′ W. Marker is in Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on East Baltimore Avenue west of Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 E Baltimore Ave, Media PA 19063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Media Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hawley House (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Captain Franklin P. Haller, Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Armory (about 300 feet away); The Borough of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (about 400 feet away); Media Borough Hall (about 500 feet away); Gross-La Rosa Entranceway (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Media.
 
The Seyfert House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 3, 2022
2. The Seyfert House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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