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Green Tree Tavern (Daniel Pastorius House)

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Daniel Pastorius House
1748. 6023 Germantown Ave.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Germantown Avenue is of interest for its mix of high- and middle-style houses that share material and features such as ashlar front and rubble sides. This was built as the home of Daniel Pastorius, grandson of the founder of Germantown, Francis Daniel Pastorius, and his wife, Sarah (DPS 1748 on the datestone). Its subtly asymmetrical exterior with an overhanging pent eave are carryovers from German design. Its later use as a tavern attests to the role of Germantown Avenue in the transportation of the region.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Green Tree Tavern (Daniel Pastorius House)", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 140-140.

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