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Dorothy Shipley White House

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Mrs. Thomas Raeburn White House
1962, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects. 717 W. Glengarry Rd.

The last and seemingly most conventionally modern of Chestnut Hill's cluster of important contemporary houses is this minimalist sculptural assemblage of white boxes built for an artist. The house turns blank walls toward the street and lights spaces with top window strips (a nod to the Margaret Esherick House; PH189) while large plate glass windows face the private garden.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Dorothy Shipley White 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, 154-154.

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