3512 Baring Street

Previously 231-237 N. 36th St.

 

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The History of the Building

 

This lot was originally combined with 3510 Baring St. as part of a lot numbered 231-237 N. 36th St.

 

Built 1892. Medieval style two-and-one-half story Building with three-story crenellated tower addressing corner of Baring and North 36th Streets. Victorian wood porch, two-story crenellated tower projecting .from front. gabled bay with coping. Second gable and porch front North 36th Street. Architect: Wilson Brothers.”

(Inventory of Buildings in Powelton from the application submitted to the National Register of Historic Places, 1985)

 

 

Previous Residents of 3512 Baring Street

 

The 1862 Smedley Ward Map does not indicate a building at this corner.

 

1863, Aug. 15: Deed transferred to Eliza F. Blair “now Elizabeth F. Hardy” from Able P. Phillips

            Able P. Phillips was a commercial merchant with an office at Imhoff’s Union hog droveyard near the Wire (Spring Garden St.) Bridge.  The 1863 city directory lists him living at the southwest corner of 33rd and Bridge (3300 Spring Garden) Sts.

            Eliza F. Blair was the widow of Henry C. Blair.  She married James G. Hardie, a merchant at 633 Market St.  They lived at 3200 Arch St.

 

1866 Directory: Henry C. Blair, Jr., druggist, S. W. 8th & Walnut, h 36th & Baring

            The Blair family previous lived at 3500 Powelton Ave.  It appears Henry Blair, Sr., died about 1862.

 

1866, May, IRS: Andrew Blair, S. E. 36th & Baring (pg 462)

                        Mrs. E. F. Blair, S. E. 36th & Baring

 

1867 Directory: Andrew Blair, apothecary, 36th & Baring.

                         Henry C. Blair, Jr., apothecary at 8th & Walnut, home: 36th & Baring

 

1868, April 1: Deed transferred to Samuel A. Coyle by James G. Hardie and his wife.

 

1870: 237 N. 36th St.

Samuel A. Coyle          55                    Wholesale grocer; property: 15,000; shown on 1872 map as owner

Elisa Coyle                  53

John A. Linn                50                    Wholesale grocer; property: $15,000

Anna M. Linn              23

James D. Linn              19                    Clerk in wholesale grocery

Kate Linn                    16

Amy Dill                      76                    Property: $50,000

Matilda Nickelson       45                    Domestic servant; born in Ireland

(1st Enumeration: p 22; 2nd Enumeration: p 14)

            Samuel A. Coyle married Elizabeth Linn in Landisburg, Perry Co., Pa. April 16, 1844.  She and John A. Linn were the children of Samuel Linn and Catherine Laughlin.  Elizabeth was born in Landisburg, Perry Co. in 1822.  He was born Oct. 4, 1813 in Saville Twp., Perry Co., the son of David Coyle (1777-1864) and Martha Linn (1780-1831), therefore, he and Elizabeth might have been cousins.

            John Atchison Linn married Mary Elizabeth Diven in 1845.  She died in 1857 leaving him with three children: Anna M., James Diven, and Katherine Jane (see her marriage below).

Brothers-in-law Coyle and Linn were partners in S. A. Coyle, J. W. Laughlin & J. A. Linn, at 615 Market.  Laughlin may also have been a relative through Linn’s mother.  The Laughlin family lived at 3406 Baring St. in 1880.

              Coyle was a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Home for Poor Children (formerly the Western Provident Society and Children’s Home) at 41st and Baring.  The 1866 Directory lists him at 155 N 15th.

 

1873, May 28: Marriage of Ann Mary Linn to William Henry Wallace, Jr.

            They lived at 103 N. 35th St. until after 1900.  His parents lived at 3414 Baring St. in 1880.

 

1876, Dec. 18: Marriage of Kate J. Linn to William A. Patton by Rev. J. Addison Henry [Pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3500 Baring St.] at the residence of Samuel A. Coyle

 

1880:

Samuel A. Coyle          66        Grocer

Eliza A. Coyle             62

William Patton            30        Boarder; railroad clerk

Kate L. Patton             27        Boarder

Elly Carty                    25        Servant; born in Ireland

Anna McArdle             21        Servant; born in Ireland

(ED 487, 15)

 

1881 Directory: Samuel A. Coyle (S.A.Coyle & Co.) h 321 N. 36th

 

1887 Directory: Samuel A. Coyle (Coyle, McCandish & Co.) h 321 N. 36th

 

1888, Feb. 23: Death of Samuel A. Coyle, 75 years old. He was born in Perry Co., Pa.  Burial at W. Laurel Hill Cemetery

 

1889, June 14: Deed for 3512 transferred from Samuel A. & Elizabeth A. (wife) Coyle to Charles J. & Mary E. (wife) McIlvain, Hattie McIlvain, Charles McIlvain Jr., & Anna McIlvain.

            The 1890 city directory lists Charles J. McIlvain and his son, Charles, Jr., living at 435 N. 33rd St.  Hattie and Anna were Charles and Mary’s daughters.  He was a builder and his son was an architect.  The McIlvain family ran the local lumber yard for most of the nineteenth century.

 

1892, October: Deed transferred from Charles J. McIlvain to William R. Nicholson.

            In 1880, William R. Nicholson was a 29 year-old real estate conveyancer who lived at 606 N. 35th St.  In 1900, he and his family lived at 4001 Spring Garden St. and he listed his occupation as banker.

 

1893, February: Deed transferred from William R. Nicholson to Patricius McManus.

 

The 1892 Bromely Atlas shows the lot divided, 3510 is there, but 3512 is not.

 

1897,  January 10, Philadelphia Inquirer: “Invitations have been sent out by Mr. and Mrs. Patricius McManus, 3512 Baring street, for the wedding of their daughter, Miss Regina Teresita [McManus], to Dr. Thomas Curry [1536 Vine St.], on Tuesday [Jan. 12] , at noon, in St. Agatha’s Roman Catholic Church, Thirty-eight and Spring Garden streets.” (Phila. Inquirer)

            In 1910, they lived at 619 N. 32nd St. (Mantua).

 

1900:

Patricius McManus                  52        Street contractor; father born in [Fermanagh Co.] Ireland; owned free of a mortgage

Elizabeth McManus                42        Married 12 years, 6 children, 5 surviving; parents born in Ireland

Regina McManus [Curry          30        Daughter; married 4 years, 2 children

John McManus                        28        Son; Married 3 years

Edward McManus                   22        Son

Anna Marie McManus             10        Daughter

Joseph McManus                     8         Son

Leo P. McManus                       7        Son

Elizabeth McManus                  5        Daughter

Gertrude McManus                 4         Daughter

Susan Barrett                           21        Servant; born in England, parents born in Ireland, immigrated 17 years earlier

Annie Conniff                          21        Servant; born in Ireland, immigrated 4 years earlier

(ED 543, 12B)

            In 1880, the McManus family was living in Lancaster.  Patricius was married to his first wife, Mary Jane Swengle.  According to the census, she suffered from “ague” which refers to fevers and chills.  They had four children.  Regina (age 10 in 1880) and John (age 8) were married by 1900 and were living with their father and step-mother but their spouses and children and not listed.  John was married to Gertrude B. Bright.  In 1910, they were living at 3217 Walnut St. and John was a contractor.  They later moved to Wilmington, Del., where they lived with her family.  Edward is listed in 1880 as “Edwin.”  Patricius and Mary’s younger daughter, Josephine, was 5 in 1880.

            Patricius married Elizabeth McGovern in 1888.

“McMANUS, Patricius:

Contracting engineer; born at Pottsvll1e, Pa., Nov. 22, 1847: began his business career under the direction of his grandfather and an uncle, who were prominent contractors In Pennsylvania, and in 1866, when only nineteen years old, he took a contract to build eleven miles of the Sunbury and Lewistown Railroad. This was followed by many important operations including the building of the track system of the Pennsylvania Railroad in connection with the Centennial Exposition. He has performed many extensive and difficult rood building operations, one of the most striking of which was the construction of the system of tracks leading into the Broad Street Station of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Philadelphia, this needing to be built so as to meet the requirements of hundreds of trains dally. These are but examples of the very numerous track-laying feats of Mr. McManus. From 1884 to 1894 he was in partnership with James B. Reilly and in 1897 he organized the McManus Construction Company, of which he is President and Manager. He is also President of the Glen Mills Stone Quarrying and Crushing Company, and is a member of various social and other societies.”  (Who’s Who in Pennsylvania, 1904, p 489-90.)

 

1905, Apr. 3: Title for 3510 Baring St. (next door) transferred to Elizabeth C. McManus, wife of Patritius by Sallie A. Brown

 

1906 Blue Book: Patricius McManus, 1430 S. Penn Sq., member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

 

1910:

Patricius McManus                  63        Contractor; married twice; father born in Ireland; owned free of a mortgage

Elizabeth McManus                52        Married 22 years, 6 children, 5 surviving; parents born in Ireland

Marie A. McManus                  20

Joseph A. McManus                18

Leo P. McManus                     17

Elizabeth McManus                15

Gertrude McManus                 14

Celia McGovern                      57        Sister-in-law; single; parents born in Ireland

Susie M. Barrett                       30        Servant; born in England, parents born in Ireland, immigrated in 1886

Annie Shields                          31        Servant; born in Ireland, immigrated in 1899

(ED 492, 2B)

 

1917 Draft Registration: Joseph A. McManus, Vice President and General Manager of P. McManus Construction Co.

 

1917, Oct. 10: Marriage of Joseph M. Danneker, 921 N. 20th St., and Anna Marie McManus, 3512 Baring St.

(Evening Public Ledger. October 10, 1917, p. 13)

Joseph Mathew Daanneker (1874-1939)

 

1920:

Patricius McManus                  72        General contractor; parents born in Ireland

Elizabeth C. McManus            62        Parents born in Ireland

Joseph A. McManus                27        Auditor for emergency fleet

Elizabeth C. McManus            25

Gertrude C. McManus             23

Leo P. McManus                     26        Secretary, P. McManus, Inc.

Susan Barrett                           40        Servant; born in England, parents in Ireland, immigrated 1883

Cecilia McGovern                   69        Sister-in-law; single; parents born in Ireland

Joseph M. Danneker                37        Son-in-law; Dentist; parents born in Germany

Marie G. Danneker                  30        Daughter

Joseph B. McManus                 1 yr. 7 mon.     Grandson

Pauline R. McManus               23        Daughter-in-law; married

(ED 686, 3A)

            In 1930, Joseph was living with his wife, Marion, in Springfield, Delaware Co., Pa.  Leo Patricius McManus was married to Pauline Staley.

 

1920: Marriage license issued to Gertrude C. McManus and Edward T. Kelley

 

1921, Oct. 19: Marriage of Elizabeth Cecelia McManus to Francis Leo Rodgers

            In 1930, they lived in Buffalo, N.Y.

 

1922, July 17: Deed transferred from Patricius & Elizabeth (wife) McManus to Florence Garren.

 

1924, Aug. 5: Title transferred to Dominican House of Retreat and Catholic Guild by Florence Garren

 

1930: [This includes the residents of 3510 Baring which was attached to 3510 by a covered walkway connecting the porches.]

Sister Mary Rose                      55        Manager of boarding house; born in N.Y., parents born in Canada

Sister Mary Gertrude               60        Assistant manager of boarding house; born in N.Y., parents born in Ireland

Sister Mary Gustine                 56        Assistant manager of boarding house; born in Mass,

Sister Mary Fidelis                   35        Assistant manager of boarding house; born in Ireland, immigrated in 1910

Mary J. Deneen                        60        Parents born in Ireland

Margaret Gunn                        75        Born in Ireland, immigrated in 1867

Marcelle Dulissey                    32        Teacher (private tutor); born in France, immigrated in 1925

Katherine C. Macdonald         50        Hotel cashier; father born in Canada

Katherine Davies                    35        Saleslady in department store; parents born in Irish Free State

Leona Dehart                          45        Seamstress in a dress shop; born in France, immigrated in 1900

Delia Gamson                         65        Born in Irish Free State

Margaret Keating                     47        Born in Irish Free State

Arma Delaney                         50        Nurse; born in France, immigrated in 1890

Elizabeth Comly                      80

Marion Bowder                        26        Music teacher; parents born in Irish Free State

Lansa De Lesse                       35        College teacher; born in France, immigrated in 1910

Anna Demling                         52        Parents born in Irish Free State

Julia Breen                               65        Born in N. Ireland, immigrated in 1900

Merion Deneen                        45        Jewelry polisher; born in France, immigrated in 1900

Elizabeth Maguire                   51        Parents born in Irish Free State

Louisa Detlor                          44        Parents born in Irish Free State

Elizabeth Reid                         70        Born in Irish Free State, immigrated in 1866

Ella L. Brogan                         50        Parents born in Irish Free State

Catherine Bridger                    59        Parents born in Irish Free State

Rose M Clark                           54        Nurse for a private family; parents born in Irish Free State

(ED 398, 16A)

 

1940: [This includes the residents of 3510 Baring which was attached to 3510 by a covered walkway connecting the porches.]

Margaret Gaffney                    72        Guest; lived in Ardmore, Pa. in 1935; 8 years of schooling; widowed

Mary Gebhard                         85        Guest; 8 years of schooling; single

Elizabeth Degnon                   75        Guest; born in Eire (Ireland), lived in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1835; 8 years of schooling; widowed

Elizabeth Boyle                       76        Guest; 2 years of college; widowed

Ella Hallahan                          85        Guest; lived in Ventnor, N.J. in 1935; 8 years of schooling; widowed

Jennie Reilly                            68        Guest; 4 years of high school; single

Helen Coxhald                         55        Guest; 8 years of schooling; married

Julia Smith                               56        Guest; 8 years of schooling; widowed

Mary Moran                             58        Guest; 8 years of schooling; widowed

Lucinda Burnside                    79        Guest; 4 years of college; widowed

Catherine Downing                 71        Guest; lived in Atlanta, Ga. In 1935; 8 years of schooling; widowed

Mary Ramage                           68        Guest; 1 year of high school; single

Anna Zane                              83        Guest; 8 years of schooling; widowed

Margaret Hughes                     66        Guest; 4 years of high school; widowed

Maria Joly                                56        Guest; 4 years of high school; widowed

Mary Furlong                           80        Guest; born in Eire (Ireland); 8 years of schooling; single

Mary Connell                           81        Guest; 8 years of schooling; single

Elizabeth Hogan                     83        Guest; born in Eire (Ireland); 8 years of schooling; widowed

Catherine Doran                      70        Sister; born in N.Y. City, lived in N.Y. City in 1939; 4 years of high school; single

Anna Nugent                           70        Sister; born in Eire (Ireland); 8 years of schooling; single

Elizabeth Farrell                      34        Sister; born in Eire (Ireland); 8 years of schooling; single

Julia McGee                             36        Sister; lived in Elkins Park in 1935; 2 years of high school; single

(ED 686,10B)

 

1950 Directory: Mary A. McDonnell

 

1971: Sr. Jeanne Ann Hunter. O.P. of 3512 Baring St., Philadelphia received a B.A. in Humanities fro La Salle University.

            (Explorer. La Salle University, 1971)

 

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