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“Avon Lea Farm,” Oskar Stonorov House

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c. 1800; 1935, Oskar Stonorov. 1779 Pickering Rd. off Charlestown Rd., 4.6 miles southwest of Phoenixville

Oskar Stonorov transformed a Pennsylvania farmhouse overlooking Pickering Creek as a foil to the new conventions of modern architecture as they were evolving in Europe in the 1920s. Stonorov came from the sculptural rather than the utilitarian camp, with the result that great balconies, sheathed in vertical wood plank, project from the farmhouse's old stone walls. The resulting juxtaposition has the type of energy of Frank Furness's assault on a similar house for the Samuel Shipley summer residence ( CH21). Entrance is just beyond the tiny 1894 steel truss bridge marked by a plaque with the name of its fabricator, J. Denithorne Sons and Co. of Phoenixville.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "“Avon Lea Farm,” Oskar Stonorov House", [Phoenixville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-CH37.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 254-254.

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