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6430 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19119

HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PROPERTY CRUCIAL TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. It was on the grounds of this historic house that the Battle of Germantown was fought on October 4, 1777. The house itself, named Upsala, was built in 1798 for John Johnson III, a fourth-generation colonist whose family settled in Germantown in the 1600's. Upsala is a fine example of Federal architecture, with a gable-roofed main block with four rooms on each of the first two floors and a rear ell that includes an enclosed winder staircase. The symmetrical facade features a pedimented portico supported by Doric columns and pilasters, which protects the front entry door and its fanlight. Upsala's interior rooms are notable for their height and scale as well as decorative millwork, plaster detailing, and fireplaces. Set back from Germantown Ave a good one hundred feet, the interior is laid out in the classic center-hall plan with library, dining room, and front and back parlors on the first floor, and four bedrooms on the second floor; and two more bedrooms, a "carpet room", and a storeroom on the third floor of the main house. There is also a walk-up attic in the main block of the house. The 2-story ell that project diagonally off the back of the house contains a summer and winter kitchen on the first floor. The second floor consists of a nursery, a "cook and waiters" room, and a smokehouse. Property being sold "as-is", with preservation easements on land and building.
Property Class
Type of Property
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str
Pool Type
No Pool
Full, Unfinished, Outside/Walkout Basement
Mt Airy (west)
Mt Airy (west)
Building Name: UPSALA
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: EatInKitchen
Foundation: Stone Foundation
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 107,550
Laundry Type: No Laundry
Area: 19119
Lot Area Acreage: 2.470000
Lot Description: Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard
Lot Dimensions: 273
Main Entrance: Center Hall
Net SqFt: 6724
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Porch
Property Age: 218
Condition: Fixer-Upper
Type: Detached
Roof: Pitched Roof, Shi
Room Count: 20
Upper Floor Baths: 1
Upper Floor Half Baths: 1
Zoning Code: RSA3
Heat: Oil, Gas
Water: Public
Sewer: Public Sewer
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Other Room 4
Upper 1
Master Bedroom
16 x 20, level Upper 1
Second Bedroom
16 x 20, level Upper 1
Third Bedroom
16 x 18, level Upper 1
Fourth Bedroom
14 x 18, level Upper 1
Living Room
16 x 20, level Main
Dining Room
14 x 20, level Main
Family Room
16 x 20, level Main
17 x 12, level Main
5th Bdrm
17 x 17, level Third
6th Bdrm
17 x 17, level Third
7th Bdrm
17 x 18, level Third
8th Bdrm
15 x 18, level Third
Interior Features: Security System, 9'+ Ceiling
Exterior Features: Sidewalks, StreetLights
Attics: Walk-Up Attic, Non
Basement Type: Full, Unfinished, Outside/Walkout Basement
Fireplace Features: Stone Fireplace
Floor: Wood
Exterior: Stone
Tax Year

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School Information

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Islamic Day School Of Philadelphia

Type: Private

Level: PK-3

G C A Daycare & Learning Center

Type: Private

Level: PK-2

Holy Cross Parish School

Type: Private

Level: K-8

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Level: N/a

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Level: K

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Level: N/a

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Level: 6-8

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