Kennedy-Brosnan House I
1471 North Delaware Street
Originally built as a twin to 1471, this house shows how the change in architectural styles could cause an owner to modernize. Here this was done by removing the Italianate brackets, shingling the frieze area of the cornice and adding a rounded turret. Note that the original frieze windows were retained and re-used in the bowed portion of the cornice. Built by Frank Kennedy, both these homes served as rental units for several years.,
In 1892, this house became the residence of Daniel D. Brosnan. Together with his brother John, who lived next door, he established Brosnan Brothers, a dry goods firm. He later organized Brosnan Suit & Cloak Company, which for many years was located in the Claypool Hotel. After retiring from this line of business, he took an interest in real estate. Active in both civic and religious affairs, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Knights of Columbus. The Brosnan family is listed at this address until 1947.
Old Northside Historic Area Preservation Plan, 1979
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