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1923, Spencer Roberts. 2125–2141 and 2124–2144 St. James St.
  • (Photo by Andrew Hope)

One of the tiny treasures of the city, this block of cottages offers a rural alternative to urban life with modest Cotswoldlike cottages facing a shared court. Gable roofs, leaded glass casement windows, and a variety of roofing slates add to the picturesque effect, now much enhanced by individual plantings.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "English Village", [Philadelphia, 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, 105-105.

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