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The exterior of Grumblethorpe, a historic mansion located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. The home was built by John Wister as a county seat in 1744. Charles J. Wister, grandson of John Wister, later occupied the house and called it ""Grumblethorpe"" in a spirit of jest. The name ""Grumblethorpe"" could mean a ""house which murmurs,"" or ""the place where people grumble."" During the Battle of Germantown British General James Agnew used the house as his headquarters and died in the front parlor from a battle wound. The house was taken over by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks in 1940 for restoration.
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- "Grumblethorpe". 1945-11-13. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15037coll3/id/39056. (Accessed December 15, 2018.)
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- (1945-11-13) "Grumblethorpe". Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15037coll3/id/39056
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