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.
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Joseph Leidy House
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