Previously 231-237 N. 36th St.
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
(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 50
James D. Linn 19 Clerk in wholesale grocery
Kate Linn 16
Amy Dill 76 Property: $50,000
Nickelson 45 Domestic servant; born in
(1st Enumeration: p 22; 2nd Enumeration: p 14)
He 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. His company, S.A. Coyle, J.W. Laughlin & J.A. Linn, was at 615 Market.
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
Anna McArdle 21 Servant;
(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
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 nineteen 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)
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
Regina McManus 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;
Annie Conniff 21 Servant;
(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.
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
Patricius McManus 63 Contractor; married twice; father born
Elizabeth McManus 52 Married 22 years, 6 children, 5 surviving; parents born in
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
Susie M. Barrett 30 Servant;
Annie Shields 31 Servant;
(ED 492, 2B)
1917, Oct. 6: Marriage Licenses - “Joseph M. Dannaker, 921 N. 20th St., and Anna McManus, 3512 Baring St.”
(Evening Public Ledger. October 06, 1917, Night Extra, p. 2)
Patricius McManus 72 General contractor; parents born in
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;
Cecilia McGovern 69 Sister-in-law;
single; parents born in
Joseph M. Dannaker 37 Son-in-law; Dentist; parents born in Germany
Marie G. Dannaker 30 Daughter
Joseph B. McManus 1 yr. 7 mon. Grandson
Pauline R. McManus 23 Daughter-in-law; married
(ED 686, 3A)
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
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)