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Historic houses of Philadelphia

a tour of the region"s museum homes

by Moss, Roger W.

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Philadelphia Region (Pa.),
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Philadelphia Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Dwellings -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region,
    • Historical museums -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region,
    • Architecture, Domestic -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region,
    • Philadelphia Region (Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRoger W. Moss ; photographs by Tom Crane.
      ContributionsCrane, Tom.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF158.7 .M67 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 240 p. :
      Number of Pages240
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL351496M
      ISBN 100812234383, 0812216474
      LC Control Number98010934


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