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John S. Trower Building

"At the time of his death in 1911, John S. Trower was said to be the richest Black man in America. A native of Baltimore, Trower moved to Germantown in 1870 to open a restaurant and catering business. He became so popular with Philadelphia's white elite that he was able to acquire a Victorian bank on Germantown Avenue. Although no longer owned by the Trower family, the perfectly intact building still houses a restaurant, the Crabhouse Bar & Grill." Phila. inquirer, 7/12/20, at pp. F1, F5.


Location Name: Crabhouse Bar & Grill
Neighborhood : Germantown
Location: 5706 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19144, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, History, Repurposed Properties, Restaurants
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 07-22-2020

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