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Collection: Chestnut Hill Historic District Files
Institution: Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Client Name: Houston, Henry H.
"A 2 1/2 story, 4 rank, stone Queen Anne dwelling. The left two ranks are on a recessed plane with a door opening with flat arched stone lintel in the right rank, arched openings in the ground floor left and second floor right ranks and a 3-part opening filling the left rank under a stone lintel. This tripart arrangement has a 2 multi-light sash flanking a multi-light door. A large frontgabled wall dormer and shed roof dormer similar to 240 W. Evergreen Avenue appear at the hipped roof level. The right two ranks feature a clipped gable in the left rank with arched stone openings on the first two floors and a stuccoed third floor with arched brick opening and a corner octagonal tower with arched openings, an open third floor balcony, bracketed eaves and a pyramidal roof highlighting the design of the entire building. John W. Graham, architect, designed alterations in 1922. A garage built in 1909 (Samuel D. Hawley, architect)."

Quantity: 1 folder
Local Call: 142:99
Item dates: 1886
Holding types: Manuscripts

Building Permit Information

Building Permit Type Permit Date Permit Number Comments
City of Philadelphia Building Permit 1909 7775
City of Philadelphia Building Permit 1922 10954

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