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Wissahickon Inn

  • Also Known As: Chestnut Hill Academy

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Wissahickon Inn
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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1884/06/30 Henry Howard Houston Owner The Wissahickon Inn, designed by GW and WD Hewitt and built by Henry H Houston, opens for business.
1884/06/30 GW and WD Hewitt Architect The Wissahickon Inn, designed by GW and WD Hewitt and built by Henry H Houston, opens for business.
1898/00/00 Chestnut Hill Academy moves from 8030 Germantown Ave (razed) to the Wissahickon Inn. The academy uses the inn during the off-season while the Inn is open for regular business during the summer.
1901/00/00 The Wissahickon Inn closes and Chestnut Hill Academy assumes possession of the property.
1912/00/00 Henry Howard Houston II Education Henry Howard Houston II graduates from Chestnut Hill Academy.

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Particulars for Wissahickon Inn:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Historic Use Hotel
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Architectural Style Queen Anne



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 79002333
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Hewitt,George W.; Hewitt,William D.
Architectural Style: Queen anne
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1880, 1884
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Hotel
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: School

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