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Edward Darch Lewis House

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1886, Robert G. Kennedy. 30 S. 22nd St.

The speeding up of media-driven taste is apparent in this monumental brick and brownstone-trimmed Queen Anne house for Philadelphia's favorite landscape painter Edward Darch Lewis. Designed by a Scots-born veteran of Addison Hutton's office, Robert G. Kennedy, its immense fanlight marks the transition toward the Colonial Revival that made the style a favorite in late-nineteenth-century Philadelphia at the moment when Philadelphians were turning toward genes rather than genius as the basis for their culture.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Edward Darch Lewis House", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-PH107.

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, 107-107.

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