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1911–1912, Leon W. Crawford. 312 Mill St.

This pair of early-twentieth-century houses near the corner of Church and Mill streets is of interest for their association with the Phillips family, who were major players in establishing Cambridge as the nationally dominant center for food processing during the early twentieth century. Captain Levi Phillips, so-called from his days piloting an oyster boat, hired Wilmington, Delaware, architect Crawford to design his twenty-two-room house at 312 Mill Street in 1911. Eclectic in design, the brick house has an asymmetrical wraparound porch and Colonial Revival details. Shortly after, Phillips’s younger brother, Colonel Albanus Phillips, built an even larger house next door at 314 Mill. Although not attributed to Crawford, it has a similar eclectic mix of decorative detail.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1911


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "LEVI PHILLIPS HOUSE AND ALBANUS PHILLIPS HOUSE", [Cambridge, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 124-124.

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