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The Anglecot
Anglecot is located in Philadelphia
Anglecot is located in Pennsylvania
Anglecot is located in the US
Location Evergreen & Prospect Avenues
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°4′51″N 75°12′14″W / 40.08083°N 75.20389°W / 40.08083; -75.20389Coordinates: 40°4′51″N 75°12′14″W / 40.08083°N 75.20389°W / 40.08083; -75.20389
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1883
Architect Wilson Eyre
John J. Boyle (sculptor)
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 82003806[1]
Added to NRHP April 19, 1982

The Anglecot, also known as the Potter Residence, is a historic residence in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] It was designed by noted Philadelphia architect Wilson Eyre for Charles Adams Potter (1860-1925), a manufacturer of linoleum.[3]

Its name is a shortening of "Angled Cottage," and it was built at a 45-degree angle to the intersection of Evergreen and Prospect Avenues.

Anglecot was a sanatorium in the 1970s. It is now divided into condominiums.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It is a contributing property of the Chestnut Hill Historic District.

"Anglecot" in an 1889 woodcut.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Anglecot" plan & photos at University of Pennsylvania
  3. ^ Hotchkin, Samuel Fitch (1889). Ancient and Modern Germantown, Mount Airy, and Chestnut Hill. Philadelphia. Retrieved 2008-04-28. , p. 484.

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