3412 Baring as it was in the late 1980’s
3412-14: “Italianate, three-story double with Circa 1905 Colonial Revival porch and fluted pilasters on stone pedestals, dentillated cornice and dentillated second-floor lintels. Third-floor windows are partially divided paired arcuated windows. Overhanging flat roof; paired large ornate bracketsand smaller simpler ones”
(Inventory of Buildings in Powelton from the application submitted to the National Register of Historic Places, 1985)
1865 Directory (compiled fall 1864): Rev. John Moore, Baring bel 35th
The 1864 directory lists John G. Moore, teacher, 132 N. 10th St.
His wife, Anna E. (White) Moore, was the sister of Martha (White) Fullerton who lived at 3307 Hamilton St. The Fullerton’s daughters studied at the seminary run at this address by their uncle.
1866 Directory: Rev. John Moore, Baring bel 35th
1865, August: “MANTUA FEMALE SEMINARY, Baring ST., BELOW Thirty-Fifth, West Philadelphia. A Day and Boarding School for Young Ladies. The next Term will open September 4th. For Circulars, apply to Rev. John Moore, Principal.”
(Phila. Inquirer, several dates)
This might have included both 3412 and 3414 Baring St.
1867 Directory: John Moore, teacher, 3412 Baring St.
Simeon Dillingham 55 Dentist; real estate: $10,000, personal property: $4,000; b 20 May 1805 Philadelphia, d 6 Aug 1881 Philadelphia
Dillingham 50 b Oct 1819 in NY. d 17 May 1901
Egeston Dillingham 24 Commercial merchant; born in 1845. [He died in 1878.]
Dillingham 22 Commercial merchant; 16 Jun 1846 in
Kelton 20 b 7 Aug 1849
Albert Kelton 21 Son-in-law; midshipman U.S.N.
Dillingham 18 b 25 Dec 1851
Kerwin 22 Servant; born in
Sharlet Hackett 20 “Colored;” [only in Nov. enumeration]
Josephine Robinson 25 “Colored;” [only in Nov. enumeration]
(1st Enumeration: p 3-4; 2nd Enumeration: p 28)
Mrs. Dillingham’s maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Raymond.
In Sept., 1862 to May, 1866, he was listed in the IRS Tax List at 734 Arch St. This may have been his office.
In 1880, they lived at 4042 Chestnut St. Albert Kelton was a Lieutenant in the U.S. marine Corps.
Not present: Admiral Albert Caldwell Dillingham b 3 Jun 1848 Philadelphia, d 26 Dec 1925 in Norfolk, York, VA. Albert C. Dillingham, Midshipman, 31 July, 1865. Graduated 7 June, 1870. Ensign, 13 July, 1871. Master, 4 June, 1874. Lieutenant, 14 December, 1880. Lieutenant Commander, 3 March, 1899. (http://www.history.navy.mil/books/callahan/reg-usn-d.htm)
Coates Walton 58 Hardware merchant
Mary R. Walton 48 Born in Washington, D.C.
George S. Walton 23 Art student
Julie Walton 18
Horace Walton 16
Elizabeth Walton 13
Coates Walton, Jr. 16
Juliet Walton 56 Sister
Brown 35 Servant; black, born in
Mary E. Johns 18 Servant; black, born in Delaware
1863: NConrad & Walton, wholesale hardware (James M. Conrad & Coates Walton), 623 Market
1887 Directory: Bonsall, Elwood (Bonsall Bros.) & treas., 904 Filbert, h 3412 Baring
1891 Directory: Lewis Hernz, clerk
Sanders McSparran of
Griest, Pownall &
both L. M. Hernz and McSparran
lived at 3603
Baring St. In 1895, McSparren lived at
Louis Hernz was a civil engineer who was born in
Mark Dwight 47 Physician; born in N.Y.
Anna M. Dwight 46 No children
Eva Smith 15 Boarder; in school
Lizzi Chambers 29 Servant; black, born in Maryland
Henry Sheldon 23 Servant; black, born in Virginia
(ED 539, 10B)
1906 Blue Book: George W. Powell
George W. Powell 56 President, Philadelphia iron fence co.; born in N.J.; renting
Grace Powell 55 Married 35 years, 3 children, 1 surviving
Anna S. Powell 20 Born in N.J.
Ellen Graham 39 Servant; born in Va.; widowed with one child
(ED 488, 1B)
In 1890 City Directory, he is listed as a car builder at 3523 Filbert St.
In 1900, they we living at 411 N. 33rd St. and he was a manufacturer of fencing.
“The Wayne Iron Works has been identified with much of the elevation and bridge work of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company during recent years and has installed above one hundred miles of pipe railings, bridge railings and other forms of iron fencing during that time.
“The company was incorporated in 1893.
“Its works are located at Wayne, Pa., and the officers of the company are George W. Powell, president, and C. M. Wetzel, treasurer.
“As is obvious, railroad contracts are a specialty of the company, and their large and rapidly increasing business may be ascribed to quality of product, reasonable prices, and facilities for handling contracts of the largest size.”
(History of the engineering, construction and equipment of the Pennsylvania railroad company's New York terminal and approaches... 1912, p 108)
1910, Dec. 20: Marriage license issued to Anna S. Powell of 3412 Baring St. and Albert C. Wood of 1317 Spruce St.
1915, May 24: Obituary - “Simons. – On Monday, May 24, 1915, Margaret Naudain Simons, widow of M. Laird Simons. Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services... at the residence of her son, Laird H. Simons, 3412 Baring st.”
(Evening Public Ledger. May 26, 1915, Night Extra, pg 12)
H. Simons 45 Manufacturer, “tanner & kids;” born
Amelia A. Simons 37 Father born in N.H., mother in R.I
Euretta Simons 5
Laird H. Simons, Jr. 2
Lottie M. Beach 43 Nurse for a private families; parents born in England
J. Sammon 27 Servant; born in
(ED 682, 3A)
Laird H. Simmons and Amelia D. Alexander were married in 1914. He was living in Glenside and she was living with her parents at 306 N. 35th St. In 1911, he was living at 1117 Walnut St.
1921, December: Deed transferred from Robert Steen (W. Austin Obdyke - Trustee under Will of Robert Steen dec'd) to Laird H. Simons.
1929, May: Deed transferred from Laird H. Simons and Amelia A., his wife, to Alice C. Hart.
H. Simons 56 Tanner; born in
Amelia A. Simons 47 Married at age 30; father born in N.H., mother in R.I
Euretta Simons 15
Laird H. Simons, Jr. 12
(ED 396, 22A)
Euretta attended Bryn Mawr. The 1936 Yearbook lists her address as 1239 Remington Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. In 1940, Euretta and Laird Simons, Jr. were living with their aunt and cousins at 3417 Race St. (See their yearbook photos at that address.)
Winfield Scott 85 Widowed; born in Ohio; renting for $45 per month; 4 years of high school
Dr. Walter Scott 61 Son; research chemist working on own account, no income in 1939; single; born in Ohio; 4 years of college
Bernice Hope (?) 48 Daughter; teacher, earned $1,200 in 1939; widowed; born in Ohio; 4 years of college
John Bradley 67 Lodger; single; 8 years of schooling
Frank McKelvey 66 Lodger (?); widowed; 8 years of schooling
John Monahan 29 Lodger (?); elevator operator in a hotel, earned $900 in 1939; 2 years of high school
(ED 51-685, 9B)
They all lived in Philadelphia on Jan. 1, 1935. In 1900, the Scott family lived in Richland, Guernsey Co., Ohio where Winfield was a physician.
1965: The Powelton Post announced the move of Sho and Joan Maruyama to 3412 in the September issue.
They previously lived at 3409 Baring St. See their photo and profile from the Powelton Post on that page.
1965, November: The Powelton Post included the following: “This month's glimpse at movings and shakings in the Village heads the list with the MARUYAMAS' open house - and what a house! The front porch could accommodate folk dancing, and the inside did accommodate a goodly portion of the neighborhood. How did you like that huge sliding panel window in the bedroom and the sunken bathroom?”
More Recent Owners
Jim Murphy and Family – late 1980s through 1998
Henry Pemberton and Laura Marconi – 1998 through 2005
Jonathan Eells and David Sims – 2005 through Present
Revised: 9/23/2012 About Powelton Village