Wyck House

6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Wyck

5. Historic American Buildings Survey, E.F. Hoffman Jr., Photographer March 15, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTH.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Begun in 1690, Wyck is a rare example of a colonial type of structure that has been completely documented by nine generations of the same Quaker family. The house, outbuildings, and gardens, as well as the interior furnishings and record books, letters, etc., provide a vivid record of one family's way of life from the 18th to the 20th century. It was altered in 1824 by William Strickland. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 14, 1990

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 26, 1971
Reference number
71000736
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Colonial Post-Medieval Germa
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1650-1699
Significant years
1690; 1824
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 7
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc