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Clarence C. Zantzinger House

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1910, Zantzinger and Borie. 8500 Seminole Ave.

Zantzinger synthesized a broadly classical house type that is generally Georgian in proportion but with hints of Norman in the fenestration and stonework. The red brick at the top of the wall and accents on the front of the house elevate the structure to extraordinary. Just south, around the curve of St. Martin's Lane is the wall of Boxley, the former site of the Colonial Revival house (demolished) by Mantle Fielding for the inventor of scientific management, Frederick Winslow Taylor.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Clarence C. Zantzinger 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, 150-150.

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