Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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Historic view of the distinctive “C” type houses, designed with carports, utility rooms, and storage space on the first floor and living space on the second. The original wood siding has been replaced with vinyl or aluminum throughout the neighborhood, and some carport bays have been enclosed and converted to living space—an option intentionally made possible by the original design. Image courtesy of the Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives.

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