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Grumblethorpe

 
 
Grumblethorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. Grumblethorpe Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1744
John Wister’s
Big House

The Philadelphia Society
for the
Preservation of Landmarks

 
Erected by Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1744.
 
Location. 40° 1.918′ N, 75° 10.101′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and W Queen Lane, on the right when traveling north on Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5267 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Sower (within shouting distance of this marker); Lutheran Publication Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Saur (within shouting distance of this marker); Owen Wister (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisa May Alcott (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Protest against Slavery
Grumblethorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Grumblethorpe Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Germantown White House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Grumblethorpe. Historic Germantown website. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Grumblethorpe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. Grumblethorpe
The October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown was fought in this vicinity. This house was occupied by British General James Agnew who was mortally wounded during the fighting. He died in the front parlor.
Statue of John Wister image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
4. Statue of John Wister
This statue of John Wister stands in front of the Wister Mansion, a short distance north in Vernon Park.
Wister Mansion in Vernon Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
5. Wister Mansion in Vernon Park
John Wister's statue can be seen in front of the mansion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 448 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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