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D. George Dery House

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1910. 520 5th St.

Dery's forty-eight-room house and garden cover an entire block in the section of Catasauqua where entrepreneurs built their big houses and it is appropriately grand. Alternating between two and three stories in height, the house is constructed of buff-colored brick with Corinthian columns, pilasters, entablatures, and balustrades made of concrete. Large porches cover the south and east elevations; the east porch is two stories in height. An indoor swimming pool and Tiffany glass skylights were further measures of the owner's wealth.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "D. George Dery House", [Catasauqua, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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, 298-298.

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