F. PLANS


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F1. Preliminary design of new Library Company of Philadelphia building, 1314 Locust Street (built 1965, Carroll, Grisdale, and van Alen, architects).
Photograph of perspective by Earle Oakes, April 1964.
Library Company of Philadelphia.
For an earlier view of the site, see item D13.

F2. Townhouses, 1320-22 Locust Street.
Photograph, 29 June 1927.
Philadelphia City Archives (904/ #16855).
The Locust Street townhouses to the west of the Patterson mansion, itself purchased by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in October 1883, were all built on lots sold that same year by Francis Stokes, a lumber merchant. 1320 Locust was the first to rise. It was erected for J. Gardner Cassatt (1849-1911), who had married Jennie Carter of Virginia in October 1882.
Although there is no definitive documentation, both style and patronage strongly suggest that this was a design by Furness & Evans, who were more certainly responsible for the house next door, built for Furness's older sister Annis and her husband, Caspar Wister. Cassatt family members were long-time clients of Furness, who in 1880 had altered the family seat, Cheswold.

Late in 1886 the Cassatts moved closer to Rittenhouse Square, and the house was altered in 1901 by architect Joseph Huston, but it received relatively few changes over the years since. It was purchased by the Library Company in 1967.

F3. A.J. Cassatt and others at the Cassatt Estate, "Cheswold," Haverford, PA.
Platinum print by William H. Rau, ca. 1900.
Library Company of Philadelphia.

F4. Proposed changes to 1320 Locust Street, plans (Becker Winston Architects, 1999).
Courtesy of Becker Winston Architects

F5. Proposed changes to 1320 Locust Street, reception area, ground floor, perspective, tinted (Becker Winston Architects, 1999).
Courtesy of Becker Winston Architects.

F6. Proposed changes to 1320 Locust Street, longitudinal section, tinted (Becker Winston Architects, 1999).
Courtesy of Becker Winston Architects

F7. Late 19th- and early 20th-century artifacts found at 1320 Locust Street, 1999.
Library Company of Philadelphia.


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