John Ruan House
John Ruan House
|Location||4278-4280 Griscom St.|
|Architectural style||Georgian, other|
|NRHP reference #||85003410|
|Added to NRHP||October 31, 1985|
|Designated PRHP||January 3, 1985|
The John Ruan House is a historic mansion in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1796 as the home of Dr. John Ruan (June 9, 1771, St. Croix, West Indies – July 2, 1845, Bristol, Pennsylvania), a physician and community leader.
The 2½-story house, the oldest of its size and stature still standing in Frankford, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. It was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places on January 3, 1985.
It has been continuously occupied since its erection and is now the home of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library. The museum houses Civil War and Grand Army of the Republic artifacts, books, and memorabilia, and is open Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.. Other days are by appointment.
The small gray house at 4280 Griscom is part of the National Register of Historic Places site
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- "PRHP: List of properties with OPA-compliant addresses" (PDF). Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
- NRHP Nomination Form
- Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library
- "History of the Ruan House, Circa 1796" at the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library
- Listing at Philadelphia Architects and Buildings
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