Cedar Grove was originally located in northeast Philadelphia, beginning with a simple plan completed in 1750, with additions over the years. Five generations of the Morris family lived in the farmhouse from 1793 to 1926 when the building was acquired … Continue reading →
Fairmount Park Historic Houses
The Fairmount Park System is made up of 62 different areas throughout the City of Brotherly Love. The largest concentration of parkland is located on both sides of the Schuylkill River – from the Philadelphia Art Museum in the south, … Continue reading →
Historic houses in the hot, humid region of the country are designed with deep awnings and shutters to keep the house cool in the summer. Oversized windows capture the breeze. Rooms are often outfitted with a fireplace and heavy curtains for a cold winter.
Gothic cottage for the Manship family, completed in 1857 and based on The Architecture of Country Houses, a pattern book by Andrew Jackson Downing.