The Jacob Rittenhouse Home at RittenhouseTown

The Jacob Rittenhouse Home at RittenhouseTown (HM1B4G)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19144 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 1.77', W 75° 11.454'

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An integral part of the original Rittenhouse Town landscape, the circa 1811 Jacob Rittenhouse Home is the largest and most imposing of all surviving structures and occupies a central location along the village road. It is a house that paper making built and as such is important to the interpretation of the village as the site of British North America's first paper mill. Constructed at the end of the era of water driven paper mills, the home's transitional architectural style incorporating vernacular German elements with Federal and Revival styles, echoes the moment of transition from water to steam.

Today the Jacob Rittenhouse Home is the focus of a major fundraising effort. Our goal is to restore the building in keeping with its 19th century origins and adaptively reuse it for income and educational space.
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HM NumberHM1B4G
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 483711 N 4431048
Decimal Degrees40.02950000, -75.19090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.77', W 75° 11.454'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 46.20" N, 75° 11' 27.24" W
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Area Code(s)215, 610, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1690 Rittenhousetown Ln, Philadelphia PA 19144, US
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