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Joseph Chambers House (Horatio Gates House)
The clash of cultures that characterizes eastern Pennsylvania is again evident in the neighboring building to the German tavern ( YO2) with its English masonry and Georgian detail, and surprising pent eave across the middle of the facade. The house gained notoriety in 1778 when it was the residence of General Horatio Gates, fresh from his triumph at Saratoga, who led the intrigue intended to replace George Washington as the head of the American armies with Gates himself. At a dinner here the Marquis de Lafayette's toast to “Our Commander-in-Chief, General George Washington,” precipitated the collapse of the Conway Cabal.
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