1898 Andrew W. Carey, Sr., Mayor of Wenonah

Looking for information about the Carey brothers who were willing to dress as girls for the 1899 4th of July East Side of Wenonah baseball team this turned up. Now how did the Philadelphia Inquirer happen to have a sketch of Andrew W. Carey, Sr. on hand? The sketch appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb 20, 1898.

In 1872 Andrew W. Carey, Sr. built a house at 11 N. Clinton Ave.
In 1875 James W. Carey built a house at 8 E. Cherry St.
In 1891 Andrew W. Carey built a home at 12 N. Marion Ave.

1955 Model Building Contest Participants

Donald G. Gehring shared this photograph and identified the participants.

March 1955 Model Contest, George Munk, Proprietor
Variety Store at E. Mantua & N.East Ave.

1st row l-r Don Gehring Judge, Chic Cowles, Phil Baum, Carol Buckley, Steve Roth, David Wilson, Dave Homsher, Judge
2nd row- Bob North, David Brennen, Norman Gilbert, Ed Magin, Paul Richman
3rd row- David North, Sue Gail Sargent, Geo. Munk, Joanne Drew, Walt Simmons.

Harry A. Stout, MD, Wenonah Physician

This Dr. Stout medicine bottle was donated to the Wenonah Historical Society by Chris DeMaise. He recently found the bottle among the roots of a large upturned tree on the Mantua Creek Trail in the Wenonah conservation area. Thank you, Chris!!

Dr. Harry A. Stout was a very prominent member of the Wenonah community in the 1890s and early 1900s. His role as a physician is noted in a Bob Shryock column dated March 17, 1985:

Mr. Victor F. Anderson, US patent holder (1925-2007)

You know that you are from Wenonah if you are just learning about things that were happening on your street about 50 years ago. In my case I just learned that Victor F. Anderson got a patent for the ornamental design of a jug. There's an image below or you can follow this link to get a better view and/or more information. Mr. Anderson and his family lived on the corner of W. Mantua Ave. and N. Monroe Ave in 13 W. Mantua Ave. He collected antiques and had an amazing mind and memory.