Girard Avenue Historic District

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Girard Avenue Historic District
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Houses in the Girard Avenue Historic District, August 2010
Girard Avenue Historic District is located in Philadelphia
Girard Avenue Historic District
Girard Avenue Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Girard Avenue Historic District
Girard Avenue Historic District is located in the US
Girard Avenue Historic District
Location 1415-2028 Girard Ave. and 1700 blk. of Thompson St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′21″N 75°09′36″W / 39.97250°N 75.16000°W / 39.97250; -75.16000Coordinates: 39°58′21″N 75°09′36″W / 39.97250°N 75.16000°W / 39.97250; -75.16000
Area 15 acres (6.1 ha)
Architect E.F. Durang, et al.
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian, Beaux Arts
NRHP reference # 85003427[1]
Added to NRHP October 31, 1985

Girard Avenue Historic District is a national historic district located in the Cabot neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 137 contributing buildings. They were largely built in the mid- to late-19th century and consist of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The residential buildings include blocks of 19th century speculative rowhouses. Residential buildings include notable examples of the Greek Revival, Late Victorian, and Beaux Arts styles. Notable non-residential buildings include the Church of the Gesu (1879), designed by Edwin Forrest Durang, and Northwestern National Bank (1886).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes George E. Thomas (May 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Girard Avenue Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.