Historic Building Database- Residential: South Side Neighborhoods

This page includes German Village, Merion Village, the Parsons Corridor and all other Near-South neighborhoods south to Rte. 104. Only homes built before 1930 are included.

**Last updated 11/29/2018- added 4 new homes.

Total Properties Featured: 77

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Demolished

Berger Alley
1. Residential House: 305 Berger Alley: Around 1870-Around 1968: Probably demolished to build the single-story garage that still exists.

Photo taken in November 1967.


Photo taken in 2015.

Bucher Street
1. John Hughey House: 1838-1840 Bucher Street: Around 1900-1969: Unknown reason for demolition. The site remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1962.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Walter Isaly House: 1909-1911 Bucher Street: Around 1900-2005: Demolished due to poor condition. Lot remains empty.

Photo taken in 1957.


Photo taken in 2015.

Front Street
1. Conrad Born Jr. House: 588 S. Front Street: 1869-Unknown: Unknown reason for demolition, but it may have been to build the brewery at 570 S. Front, which still exists and is now apartments.

Photo taken in 1892.

Photo taken in 2017.

High Street
1. William B. Hayden House: 545 South High Street, Brewery District: Around 1853-Around 1940: Unknown reason for demolition, but probably for the construction of the current retail buildings.

Photo taken in 1898.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Walter Morrison House: 1201 S. High Street: Around 1890-Around 1965: Unknown reason for demolition. The lot remained vacant until 1985 when the current office building was built.

Photo taken in 1897. The concrete fence still exists today.

Photo taken in 2017.

3. O.R. Woodyard House: 1346 S. High Street: Around 1900-Around 1960: This was originally a private residence before becoming the house and funeral home of O.R. Woodyard in 1927. The house gradually had multiple additions added, and although part of the original remains (see the roofline in the new photo), the structure has been so thoroughly altered as to have been mostly destroyed. The funeral home continues to the present day.

Photo taken in 1940.

Photo taken in 2017.

Livingston Avenue
1. Louis Hoster House: 31 E. Livingston Avenue: 1834-Around 1898: Unknown reason for demolition. Site is now a parking lot. Louis Hoster also had houses at various points at 555 E. Rich and 395 S. High.

Photo taken in 1892.

Photo taken in 2017.

Existing

Ann Street
1. Peter Scheibel House: 730 Ann Street: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1962.

Photo taken in 2011.

2. Noah Swayne House: 755 Ann Street: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1965.

Photo taken in 2014.

3. Francis Thompson House: 864 Ann Street: Around 1920

Photo taken in 1962.

Photo taken in 2015.

Beck Street
Waheem Magdelena House: 154 E. Beck Street: 1890

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

Elizabeth Seel House: 158 E. Beck Street: 1870

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

1. Paul Washburn House: 229 E. Beck Street: Around 1870

Photo taken in 1967.

Photo taken in 2017.

Bedford Avenue
1. Gertrude Kuhns House: 678 Bedford Avenue: 1914

Photo taken in 1963.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Allen Cressman House: 708 Bedford Avenue: 1911

Photo taken around 1984.

Photo taken in 2017.

3. Bertha Conrad House: 720 Bedford Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2016.

4. Harry Cook House: 729 Bedford Avenue: 1914

Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2015.

5. Charles Stallsmith House: 736 Bedford Avenue: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1963.

Photo taken in 2015.

6. Margaret Bentz House: 738-740 Bedford Avenue: 1914

Photo taken in 1970.

Photo taken in 2015.

7. Albert Weinlein House: 745 Bedford Avenue: 1920

Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2017.

8. Bertha Roderick House: 755 Bedford Avenue: 1928

Photo taken in 1969.

Photo taken in 2017.

9. Charles Baiers House: 770 Bedford Avenue: 1913

Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2017.

10. Frank Kessler House: 774 Bedford Avenue: 1915

Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2015.

11. Elmer Dick House: 781 Bedford Avenue: 1915

Photo taken in 1956.

Photo taken in 2016.

Briggs Street
1. Joachim Bolter House: 659 Briggs Street: Around 1880

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2017.

Bruck Street
1. Julius Brandner House: 784 Bruck Street: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2014.


2. Gustave Poenisch House: 1022 Bruck Street: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2015.


3. Irvin Pleukharp House: 1077-1079 Bruck Street: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.

Bucher Street
1. Ida Morrow House: 1721 Bucher Street: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Mary McGorem House: 1798-1800 Bucher Street: Around 1905

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Residential House: 1875 Bucher Street: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in 2015.


4. Catherine Miller House: 1894 Bucher Street: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2015.


5. Ora Womeldorf House: 1905 Bucher Street: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1957.


Photo taken in 2014.

Champion Avenue
1. Joseph Guthridge House: 686 S. Champion Avenue: 1900
**No historic photo available yet.

Photo taken in 2017.

City Park Avenue
1. Tanner Douglas House: 628 City Park Avenue: 1858

Photo taken in 1978.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. William Heintz House: 693 City Park Avenue: 1835

Photo taken 8/7/1950.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Conrad Graumann House: 741 City Park Avenue: Around 1870

Photo taken in 1978.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. John Patterson House: 842-844 City Park Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1971.


Photo taken in 2016.


5. John Borstner House: 898 City Park Avenue: Around 1880

Photo taken in 1971.


Photo taken in 2017.


6. David A. Ebinger House: 949 City Park Avenue: 1891

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2016.


7. Residential Building: 1228-1232 City Park Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1968.


Photo taken in 2016.

Columbus Street
1. William Heintz House: 41 W. Columbus Street: Around 1880

Photo taken 1/24/1967.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Solomon Suwalski House: 138 E. Columbus Street: 1870: The house has a current address of 770 Lazelle Street as it has been combined with other buildings into one large home.

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

Deshler Avenue
1. Emelie Lauterbach House: 107 E. Deshler Avenue: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Von Gerichten House: 117 E. Deshler Avenue: 1886

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2016.

3. Lillie Maetzel House: 165 E. Deshler Avenue: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

4. Louis Wirthwein House: 175 E. Deshler Avenue: 1867

Photo taken in 1967.

Photo taken in 2017.

Fifth Street
1. Residential House: 583 S. 5th Street: Around 1860

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Karl Keller House: 753 S. 5th Street: 1885

Photo taken 11/25/1967.

Photo taken in 2015.

Frankfort Street
1. Lucy Wolfe House: 117 E. Frankfort Street: Around 1890

Photo taken 7/26/1984.

Photo taken in 2017.

Front Street
1. Nicholas Schlee House: 543 S. Front Street: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1900.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Charles Gerhold House: 1070 S. Front Street, Brewery District: Around 1883: House was originally at 715 S. High Street, but was moved in 2006.

Photo taken in 2006.

Photo taken in 2017.

High Street
1. Cristoph Wachenschwanz House: 875 S. High Street: 1866

Photo take in 1978.

Photo taken in 2014.

2. Phillip H. Bruck House: 961 S. High Street: Around 1860

Photo taken in 1889.

Photo taken in 2017.

Jackson Street
1. John Dersch House: 300 Jackson Street: 1890

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

Jaeger Street
1. Mary Raith House: 721 Jaeger Street: Around 1870

Photo taken in 1981.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Julius Kremer House: 948 Jaeger Street: 1874

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2015.

Livingston Avenue
1. Eddie Rickenbacker House: 1334 Livingston Avenue:

Photo taken in 1943.

Photo taken in 2017.

Mohawk Street
1. Charles Bold House: 529 Mohawk Street: 1890

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. John Nistelbeck House: 739-741 Mohawk Street: Around 1880

Photo taken 12/7/1967.

Photo taken in 2015.

3. Jacob Leukart House: 847-849 Mohawk Street: 1890

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

4. William Coultrap House: 935-937 Mohawk Street: Around 1890

Photo taken 12/12/1967.

Photo taken in 2011.

Oakwood Avenue
1. John Nau House: 668 Oakwood Avenue: 1900
**No historic photo available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.

Sixth Street
1. Residential House: 552 S. 6th Street: Around 1870

Photo taken 12/12/1967.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Caroline Schell House: 770 S. 6th Street: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1967.

Photo taken in 2014.

Third Street
1. Frederick Schwartz House (Castle): 492 S. 3rd Street: Mid-1800s

Photo taken 10/24/1967.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Myrwood Dixon House: 576 S. 3rd Street: 1870

Photo taken December 7, 1963.

Photo taken in 2015.

3. John Waldschmidt House: 601 S. Third Street: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

4. Lillian Weilbacher House: 809 S. 3rd Street: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

5. William Moore House: 885 S. 3rd Street: Around 1885

Photo taken 10/11/1984.

Photo taken in 2015.

6. I.C. Edwards House: 911 S. 3rd Street: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1978.

Photo taken in 2017.

Thurman Avenue
1. John Zuber House: 148 Thurman Avenue: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2012.

Welch Avenue
1. Curtis LeMay House: 511 Welch Avenue: 1913

Photo taken in the early 1980s.

Photo taken in 2016.

Whittier Street
1. Henry Stein House: 1041 E. Whittier Street: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1988.

Photo taken in 2015.

Wilson Avenue
1. Charles Deibel House: 712 Wilson Avenue: 1909
**No historic photo available yet.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Anton Schmidt House: 716 Wilson Avenue: 1910
**No historic photo available yet.

Photo taken in 2017.