In the cupola-topped [belvedere] Italianate house at 290 Jersey Street a young man named Charles Day Swan grew up in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Swan became a successful architect in the 1880s and 1890s and designed many beautiful mansions along Delaware Avenue, Summer Street and North Street. In 1886, Swan designed the two large brick dwellings at 282 and 288 Jersey Street. Today the old Swan family homestead and the large houses he designed have been converted to apartment buildings. -- Kleinhans Community Association Virtual Walking Tour