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J. Philip Cronmiller House

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1877–1879, Joseph and Charles Boob. 833 Chestnut St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Down the street from William Young's urban villa ( UN11), Joseph Boob demonstrated that he could meet the standard set by Lewis Palmer. The mansion he built for lawyer J. Philip Cronmiller combined an Italianate two-story polygonal bay with a wide bracketed cornice, prominent quoins, Palladian windows, and a raised Tuscan portico into a harmonious massive whole. Boob died before it was completed and the house was finished by his son, Charles.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "J. Philip Cronmiller House", [Mifflinburg, 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, 409-409.

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