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James B. Markoe House

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1901, Cope and Stewardson. S. 17th and Locust sts.

Cope and Stewardson's version of Colonial Revival is characteristic of the style in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Philadelphia. Trim that in the eighteenth century would have been made of wood is here carved in limestone, including the dentiled and bracketed cornices and the jack-arch trim above the windows. Walls are of Flemish bond with the dark headers and red stretchers of the mid-eighteenth century. The same architects also designed the elegant pair of Colonial Revival houses at 1631–1633 Locust Street for A. C. Harrison (1899).

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "James B. Markoe 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, 98-98.

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