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Joseph Cassesse House

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1910, Lewis Hancock. 1000 Clay Ave.
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)

This house announces itself with a two-story traceried stone porch, echoing Venice's Ca’ d’Oro—a remarkable declaration of ethnic identity. It was constructed for an Italian immigrant who rose from shoemaker to merchant banker, and who turned to his brother-in-law, Frank Carlucci, head of a noted regional stone-carving firm, for the stonework.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Joseph Cassesse House", [Scranton, 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, 489-489.

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