I want to thank Michael Wright for putting together all these addresses in Philadelphia that either the members of the Weymann family, or the Weymann business (H.A. Weymann & Son) occupied through the years.
I’m hoping, over time, we can add photos of the buildings if they still exist today. Michael has started going around to see what is still standing, but this is difficult in these times of Covid 19. We’re open to receiving photos from anyone who would like to contribute😊.
First of all just a quick list of family members relating to the business, H.A. Weymann & Son, that are mentioned below (yes, it can be very confusing!):
Henry Arnold (H.A.) Weymann (1829-1892) – Founder of H.A. Weymann and Son.
Harry William (H.W.)Weymann (1866-1930) – Son of H.A. Weymann and main driver of the company after his father died.
William A. Weymann (1869-1918) – Another son of H.A. Weymann who worked for and who had shares in the business.
Albert Conrad Weymann (1874-1953) – Another son of H.A. Weymann who worked for and and who had shares in the business.
Harry Power Weymann (1889- ) – A son of William A. Weymann (3rd generation).
LOCATIONS: (in chronological order)
1864 to around 1895 – 156 N. 2nd Street:
H. A. Weymann’s first store which he occupied for 30 years or so. Initially selling diamonds, jewelry, watches and clocks (including watch repairs), and later adding musical instruments.
His business cards spell his name as either Weymann or Weyman:
1888 – H.A. Weymann residence & business: 256 N. 2nd St:
1889 – H. A. Weymann. residence 1923 N. 23rd Street.
1891 (circa) – H. A. Weymann residence with son William A. Weymann, 2251 N. 16th Street:
1892 (circa) – H. W. Weymann’s residence 1918 N. 23rd Street:
1892 – William A. Weymann’s residence 256 N. 2nd Street.
1893 – William A. Weymann’s residence 2251 N. 16th Street.
1894 – H.A. Weymann & Son, 156 N. 2nd Street, 43 N. 9th Street.
1895 – H.A. Weymann & Son, 45 N. 9th Street (most likely expanding from 43 N. 9th Street). William A. Weymann takes over jewelry business at 102 N. 9th St.
1896 – H.A. Weymann & Son: 1314 Chestnut Street (Boner’s Music Store), 43 & 45 N. 9th Street and 156 N. 2nd Street (from 1864).
1896 – H.W. Weymann: 2012 Diamond Street (residence?).
1899 – H.A. Weymann & Son: 1022 Market Street.
1903 – H.A. Weymann & Son: 1023 Market Street (listed as 923 Market street in a 1903 Philadelphia Inquirer):
1905 – H.A. Weymann & Son factory: 2nd Street and Emporium on Market Street.
1907 – H.A.Weymann & Son: 1010 Chestnut Street:
1907 – H.A Weymann & Son: 1012 Chestnut Street
[advertised as “The largest store in Philly ever. This could be the 1010 store that maybe went from 1010-1012].
1912 – H.A. Weymann & Son: Factory also at 1009 Sansom Street
1916 – H.A.Weymann & Son: 1108 Chestnut Street to at least 1928
1918 – Harry Power Weymann store: Broad & Butler Streets
1924 – H.A. Weymann & Son: W. Columbia and Hancock Streets:
Factory at Columbia and Hancock (Columbia changed to Cecil B. Moore Ave in the ‘70’s is now a vodka brewery (Stateside Urbancraft Vodka) Photos Michael Wright 2020 (note the very high ceilings).
1929-1930 – H.A. Weymann & Son: N.E. corner 10th and Filbert Streets (showroom) and 817-23 W. Cumberland St. (Factory).
That’s it for now. While the manufacturing arm of H.A. Weymann & Son closed down in the early 1930’s they still carried on retailing for some decades after that.
We will add more photos to this post as they come in.
Many thanks Charles.