John Ruan House

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John Ruan House
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John Ruan House is located in Philadelphia
John Ruan House
John Ruan House is located in Pennsylvania
John Ruan House
John Ruan House is located in the United States
John Ruan House
Location4278–4280 Griscom St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°0′36″N 75°5′28″W / 40.01000°N 75.09111°W / 40.01000; -75.09111Coordinates: 40°0′36″N 75°5′28″W / 40.01000°N 75.09111°W / 40.01000; -75.09111
Architectural styleGeorgian
NRHP reference No.85003410[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 31, 1985
Designated PRHPJanuary 3, 1985[2]

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.[3] It was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places on January 3, 1985.[2]

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.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "PRHP: List of properties with OPA-compliant addresses" (PDF). Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  3. ^ NRHP Nomination Form

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