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Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

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Summary

Significance: Built as a country residence in 1763-1767 for Benjamin Chew, a prominent Pennsylvania jurist, Cliveden is an outstanding example of Philadelphia Georgian architecture. Probably designed by Chew and Jacob Knor, a master carpenter, the stone masonry house has particularly fine interior woodwork. The house was the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown during the Revolutionary War, and was extremely damaged by the battle.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-238
Survey number: HABS PA-1184
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000677

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States40.04808, -75.18123
Google Map of 40.0480752, -75.1812314
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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