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Vernon

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1805. 5860 Germantown Ave.

Another of the superb country houses on the avenue, its elegant front building was built in 1805 in the delicate Adam mode with carefully dressed ashlar and a delicately carved cornice that proved that Germantown was not far removed from London. A pre-1740 colonial farmhouse serves as the rear wing.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Vernon", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-PH158.

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, 140-140.

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