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107 Ardmore Ave

Date of Construction: ca. 1881-1896
Original Architect:
Original Owner: James Cross
Description of the Resource: This house, dating to a period between 1881 and 1896, stands as an excellent residential example of the Second Empire style, borrowed from the public architecture of France and well-displayed on Philadelphia’s City Hall, which was constructed in the 1870’s. Its curved mansard roof, elaborate round-topped dormers, decorative window caps and brackets, and projecting center section all contribute to its grand effect and exemplify the Second Empire style. (88-S 91)
Class: 2
Street Classification: Secondary
Name of Local Historic District: Not in a local district
Name of National Historic District: Not applicable
Reviewed By: Historical Commission
Inventory Index Number: AR103

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