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Captain James Abercrombie House

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c. 1760. 268–270 S. 2nd St.
  • Captain James Abercrombie House
  • Captain James Abercrombie House

This house is remarkable for its height and its finish, making it one of the most impressive of the pre-Revolutionary houses of the city and attesting to the wealth that could be assembled through seafaring. Its first story was largely restored in 1967, replacing a mid-nineteenth-century storefront, but the upper stories, particularly the handsome Tuscan cornice, elaborate dormer surrounds, and balustraded roof, attest to the craftsmanship of the eighteenth century.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Captain James Abercrombie House", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-PH17.

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, 65-65.

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