Kinsey announces $16K preservation grant for historical Wyck House

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., today announced that a $16,000 state grant was awarded to the Wyck Association to help with ongoing preservation efforts of the historical Wyck House in the Germantown neighborhood of the 201st Legislative District.  

The grant, Kinsey said, will be used to repair the north and south facades of the 18th century Quaker mansion—that once was home to nine generations of Philadelphia’s Haines family—that have since reached a critical point of deterioration.

“The Wyck house served as the home of the influential Haines family and was also once a brewery. However, it is not only a historian’s dreamscape, but also a horticulturalist’s and maybe even a herpetologist’s dream as the grounds around the home contain upwards of 30 variations of roses. The home is also the discovery location of the Queen snake,” Kinsey said. “There’s a lot of history that spans across multiple fields of interest here, and I’m thrilled to see this grant help further preserve this historical powerhouse for generations to come.”

Funding for the grant was awarded through the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Society's Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program, which provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historic societies.