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Andalusia, State Road vicinity (Bensalem Township), Andalusia, Bucks County, PA

Andalusia, State Road vicinity (Bensalem Township), Andalusia, Bucks County, PA

 
 
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Significance: The house is the work of Thomas U. Walter, architect of the Capitol Dome in Washington, D.C. He enlarged a smaller and earlier house to create this Greek Revival masterpiece. The house is one of the finest examples of the temple-form in the country, and is one of the few country seats left which still has its outbuildings. The architect's client and the owner of the house was Nicholas Bidddle, the president of the Second Bank of the United States.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-189
Survey number: HABS PA-1248
Building/structure dates: 1797-1798 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1806-1808 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1836-1838 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000649

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Walter, Thomas U
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry
Biddle family
Adams, Robert
Traquair, James
Barnes, William
Thomire of Paris
Bartlett & Reynolds of Philadelphia
Deas, James H
Craig, John
Rosenblum, Martin J, project manager
Hubbard, Cortlandt V, D, photographer
Boucher, Jack, photographer
Rosenblum, Martin J, historian
McCown, Susan, historian
Barker, John H, delineator
England, Stephen A, delineator
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