Awbury Historic District

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Awbury Historic District
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Francis Cope House
Awbury Historic District is located in Philadelphia
Awbury Historic District
Awbury Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Awbury Historic District
Awbury Historic District is located in the US
Awbury Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Chew Ave., Avonhoe Rd., Devon PL., Haines and Ardleigh Sts. and Arboretum boundary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°3′6″N 75°10′14″W / 40.05167°N 75.17056°W / 40.05167; -75.17056Coordinates: 40°3′6″N 75°10′14″W / 40.05167°N 75.17056°W / 40.05167; -75.17056
Area 78 acres (32 ha)
Built 1849
Architect multiple
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Italian Villa, et al.
NRHP Reference #


Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 2, 2001
Designated PRHP May 14, 2010[2]

The Awbury Historic District is a historic area in the East Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The district comprises the former summer homes and farms of the extended Cope family, who moved to the area starting in 1849. The district includes the entire Awbury Arboretum, which occupies most of the district's area, as well as adjacent properties developed and occupied by Henry Cope (1793-1865), son and successor to prominent Philadelphia Orthodox Quaker merchant Thomas Pym Cope (1768-1854), his close relatives, and his descendants.

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. In 2010 it was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.[2]

Contributing properties[edit]

There are 31 contributing buildings, including 24 homes, as well as other buildings.

  • Awbury Arboretum
  • Francis Cope House (1860)
  • Jonathan & Rachel Cope Evans House (1872)
  • Alexis T. & Elizabeth Cope House (1882-3)
  • Cope/Evans Double Houses (1885-6)
  • William Draper Lewis House (ca. 1892-3)
  • Alfred G. & Mary Scattergood house (1909)
  • William C. Kimber house (1914)
  • Shippen & Esther Lewis house (1921)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "PRHP: List of historic districts". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-12-2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)