Historic Structures

Scott Wanamaker House, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Date added: February 24, 2010 Categories: Pennsylvania House

Notable example of Jacobean Revival style and one of the affluent townhouses in Philadelphia, Center City section. From 1894 to 1922 the house was the home of John Wanamaker, the founder of the John Wanamaker Department Store.

Dimensions are 50' x 100'; three-and-a-half stories with a basement. Interior is a center hall plan with large open staircase and an elaborately carved and paneled interior.

This house was alter to an apartment house and the exterior stair tower was added to west side in 1938. The building was vacated in 1972 and restored in the mid 1970s.