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Historical place
Location type: Historical place
Location address: United States, Philadelphia
Number of texts: 1
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Ringgold Place is a set of 26 historic rowhouses located in the Rittenhouse Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were built about 1862, and their scale reflects the material shortages during the American Civil War. The three-story brick residences measure 14 feet by 20 feet, with spartan facades and interiors, over a raised basement. The properties were acquired in 1925, by noted Philadelphia architect George Howe (1886–1955). His office was located at 1900 Ringgold Place and he owned the houses until 1934. He or Tilden, Register & Pepper, a firm he employed, modernized the dwellings and introduced some decorative elements to the 19th Street facades.

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