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Two Philly Families, circa 1790

LAST WEEK, I FINALLY ACHIEVED ENTRY into a pair of restored 18th century houses in Philadelphia that had eluded me for years. The modest 1776 Todd house, above on left, and the elegant 1786 home of Bishop William White are … Continue reading

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I ♥ Philadelphia

Thomas Bond, physician, 1712-1784 I’M IN PHILADELPHIA at the moment, in the breakfast room, below, of the Thomas Bond House, a delightful small hotel in Old City. The building dates from 1769, and I’m in my element, taking in the … Continue reading

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Philly’s Secret Gardens

This is adapted from my article in the April 2009 issue of Garden Design magazine. THE GREENING of Philadelphia goes back to 1683, when founder William Penn modeled its four park-like squares (still there!) on those of Europe’s “green countrie … Continue reading

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