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Norton Downs House

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1920, Robert Rhodes McGoodwin. 8840 Towanda Ave.

Echoes of rural Italian houses in local Chestnut Hill stone provide evidence of the transatlantic age of the great ocean liners. McGoodwin published the house in the A.I.A./T-Square Club Journal (1924); the lamps and iron grillework are by Samuel Yellin.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Norton Downs House", [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, 149-149.

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