Ebenezer Maxwell House facts for kids
Ebenezer Maxwell House
U.S. Historic district
|Location||200 W. Tulpehocken St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Victorian Eclectic|
|NRHP reference No.||71000728|
Quick facts for kidsSignificant dates
|Added to NRHP||February 24, 1971|
The house was built in 1859 by Ebenezer Maxwell (1827–1870), a wealthy cloth merchant, for $10,000. The masonry building is two-and-a-half stories, with a three-story tower. The main roof is mansard, with slate covering. The house features three porches and four stone chimneys. The original architecture has been attributed variously to Joseph C. Hoxie (1814–1870) and Samuel Sloan. In 1965, the house was restored by the Germantown Historical Society. In 1970, a porch was removed, and in 1979–1980, a cast-iron sidewalk was moved from 1907 N. 7th St. and installed in the rear porch of the house.
The house has been renovated to Victorian appearance and is today operated, along with its gardens, as a house museum.
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