Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District

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Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District
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Montgomery and 18th, Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District, August 2010
Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District is located in Philadelphia
Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District
Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District
Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District is located in the US
Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by N. 15th St., Sydenham St., N. 16th St., Montgomery Av., N. 19th St. Jefferson St., Willington St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′00″N 75°09′44″W / 39.96667°N 75.16222°W / 39.96667; -75.16222Coordinates: 39°58′00″N 75°09′44″W / 39.96667°N 75.16222°W / 39.96667; -75.16222
Area 60 acres (24 ha)
Architect Hale, Willis; Lonsdate, Thomas, et al.
Architectural style Italianate, Gothic
NRHP reference # 99000325[1]
Added to NRHP March 12, 1999

Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District, also known as the Cecil B. Moore Redevelopment Area, is a national historic district located in the North Central neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 855 contributing buildings. It is a predominantly residential district, primarily built between 1868 and 1875 and representative of the Italianate and Gothic architectural styles. It mostly consists of rowhouse blocks, with dwellings mostly three stories in height and between 14 and 21 feet wide. Notable non-residential buildings include the former Gethsemane Baptist Church, Messiah Lutheran Church, and Universalist Church of the Restoration. Located in the district and separately listed are the George Meade School, Muhlenberg School, and Wagner Free Institute of Science.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[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 Glenn A. Ceponis (October 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-26.