The History of the Building
Built by Wilson Brothers for Robert Gibson (Catalogue of Work Executed, Wilson Brothers & Co., 1885, p. 7.)
“three-story red brick Victorian house with wood porch; originally half of a double, now joined with its neighbor 210. The original front door has been completely bricked in. The building has a flat roof and decorative pressed brick trim which is also used for splayed lintels. Altered in 1920 by architects Hoffman-Henon.”
(Inventory of Buildings in Powelton from the application submitted to the national register of Historic Places)
1969: The houses on the west
side of the 200 block of
Previous Residents of
Robert Gibson 41 Builder; father born in Ireland
Elizabeta Gibson 39 Father born in MD.
Maggie Gibson 11
Bessie Gibson 7
Elizabeth Eager 76 Mother[-in-law]
Mary Lovingood 21 Servant; mother born in
(ED 483, 1-2)
In 1870, Robert and Elizabeth Gibson and her mother Elizabeth Eager lived in Lewistown, Pa. where he was a bridge builder. It is likely that he worked for the Wilson brothers who built the house for him and who started out as bridge builders for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
1887 Directory (compiled fall of 1886): Robert W. Gibson, contractor, 330 Walnut, h 208 N. 34th
1887: Dwight Bailey Fuller, Jr. awarded D.D.S. at Univ. Penna.
1889: John G. Fuller awarded D.D.S. at Univ. Penna.
1889: Marriage license issued to Ida Hoff Snyder and Joseph Cutler Fuller
In 1900, they lived at 413 N. 41st St. By 1905, they were living at 309 N. 34th St.
1890 Directory: Dwight B. Fuller, Jr., dentist
Dwight B. Fuller
John G. Fuller, dentist
1891, April 21: Marriage of Alice Carey Jenkins of 3703 Powelton Ave. (previously of 3720 Baring St.) to Dr. John G. Fuller of 208 N. 34th St.
“MANY APRIL WEDDINGS.
“West Philadelphia Ceremony Witnessed by Many
“One of the prettiest and most fashionable weddings of the season was solemnized yesterday in the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Thirty-fifth and Baring streets, when Miss Alice Carey Jenkins was married to Dr. John G Fuller. The ceremony was performed by the pastor of the church, the Rev. Robert H Fulton, D. D., assisted by J. Addison Henry, D. D., of Princeton Presbyterian Church.
“The bridesmaids were Miss Eleanor List, Miss Lilian Fitler, Miss Bertha Welsh [3419 Hamilton St.], Miss Mary Lowery, and Miss Ella Fuller, sister of the groom. The ushers were Albert E. Hoskins; of New York, Robert E. Foster, of Harrisburg; Dr. Dwight B. Fuller, brother of the groom; Robert H. Jenkins, brother of the bride; Henry F. Cook, Henry G. Riebenack [227 N. 34th St.], Marshall E. Collinsworth and Louis A. Hill.
“After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's father, 3703 Powelton avenue….”
(Phila. Inquirer, April 22, 1891)
“On April 21 Dr. John G. Fuller, of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, will marry Miss Alice Cary Jenkins, of West Philadelphia.” (Phila Inquirer 4/12/1891)
1892: Dwight Bailey Fuller, Jr. awarded M.D. at Univ. Penna.
1892, Oct. 18: Marriage of Carrie Belle Fuller to Marshall Scott Collingwood
"At the Princeton Presbyterian Church, Powelton and Saunders avenues, last night, Miss Carrie Bell Fuller, of 208 North thirty-fourth street, was married to Marshall Scott Collingwood, of 3941 Locust street, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Dr. J. Addison Henry, the pastor of the church.
“The maid of honor was Miss Ella H. Fuller, a sister of the bride. The flower girl was Miss Rachel Collingwood and the ushers John F. Sheaff, Jr., J. R. Collingwood, of Roanoke Virginia, Dr. D. B. Fuller, Jr., J. Henry Laughlin and Robert E. Christie.
“The bride was attired in a white corded silk with tulle veil and orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of white flowers. Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Collingwood, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. James Bateman, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Allison, Miss F.V. Allison, Miss M. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Laughlin, Mr. W. J. McCahan Dr. and Mrs. Collier, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harkness and Rev. Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Reid." (Phila. Inquirer, Oct. 19)
In 1900 and 1910, they lived at 873 N. 41st St. They then moved to 3415 Hamilton St. Carrie died in 1922 at the age of 57.
1894, April 25: Death of Dwight B. Fuller, 79 years old. Funeral at his late residence, 208 N. 34th St.
Mrs. Dwight [Sarah]
Fuller 65 Born in NY, parents in
Dwight D. B.
Fuller 36 Physician; born in NY in 1863, father in
Ella Hewitt Fuller 26
Katie Logan 19 Servant: born in
Mary Coneey 27 Servant;
(ED 483, 3)
1902, Aug. 16: Death of Ella H. Fuller, 29 years old, died at Inlet, Hamilton Co., N.Y. Burial at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
1906 Blue Book: Mrs. Dwight B. Fuller
Dwight B. Fuller. M. D.
Dr. & Mrs. John G. Fuller & daughter
Sarah J. Fuller 75 Born
in NY, parents in
Fuller 46 Own income; born in NY, father in
Mary T. Brennan 26 Servant
Grace McFadden 25 Servant;
(ED 533, 1B)
Sarah J. Fuller 65 Born in NY
Dwight B. Fuller 53 Physician, eye specialist, self employed
Mary Drewry 40 Servant; born in
Margaret Friel 48 Servant; born in
(ED 688, 1B)
1920, Jan. 12: Death of Sarah J. Fuller, 86 years old, widow of Dwight B. Fuller. Funeral at her late residence, 208 N. 34th St.
1926: Marriage of Ellen M. Fleming to Dwight Fuller
Fuller 64 Medical doctor; married at age 60 [his 2nd];
owner, value of house was $28,100; born in N.Y., father in
Ella F. Fuller 50 Married at age 46
(ED 397, 4B)
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