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Joseph Leidy House

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1894, Wilson Eyre Jr. 1319 Locust St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Instead of harmonizing the Leidy House with his adjacent Clarence Moore House ( PH67), Eyre created a pleasing contrast, juxtaposing a brownstone-trimmed Colonial Revival essay against Moore's Gothic fantasia. The contrast between these two languid Aesthetic movement works and Furness's hard-edged mechanistic buildings across the street is a dramatic illustration of how swiftly Philadelphia rejected Victorian values during the 1890s.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Joseph Leidy 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, 93-93.

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