The Quick and the Daft

65 West LaCrosse Avenue
July 15th, 2007 7:26 PM


This house at the corner of LaCrosse & Runnemede is an extraordinary example of Victorian shingle style architecture.  I looks like something straight out of Cape May (or Jim Thorpe).  Interesting trivia: This house (and others on the street) was designed by Philadelphia architect William Free, who also designed Lucy the Elephant in Margate.  Free was a noted designer of amusement park structures in the 1880s and lived in another house in the Lansdowne Park Historic District.


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Posted by Mike Carpenter on July 15th, 2007 7:26 PMPost a Comment

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I am looking to find out the history of 48 berkely ave lansdowne I grew up in the house and it was suppose to be the 1st house on the block can you help me

Posted by linda bell on March 12th, 2010 6:25 PM



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