George Allen House - 1863

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Sheet List - 4 sheets measuring 24" x 36"

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Third Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"

In 1863, Philadelphia industrialist George Allen decided it was time to reward himself and his family with a country residence on the coast. Not one to do things by half measures, he turned to one of the most popular architects of the day, Samuel Sloan. By 1863 Sloan had already designed several notable public buildings and residences. His designs had been appearing in the magazine Godey's Lady's Book and his book Sloan's Homestead Architecture and American Houses, published in 1861, was a major success. With the commission of a country home for the Allens, Sloan set out to design the quintessential Italianate Villa, and succeed, he did.

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and are NOT included in your purchase. The original, public domain drawings were prepared by the Historical American Building Survey and rest in the Library of Congress.

IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are NOT complete architectural drawings as will be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. Nor are they designed to meet current building codes. These are measured drawings of actual historic American homes that provide accurate design information about these homes. Your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary.

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