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Property Name Fisher, Dr. Norman and Doris, House
Reference Number 14000095
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Town Hatboro
Street Address 197 East Mill Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/31/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture
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This extremely intact residence designed by architect Louis I. Kahn possesses national architectural significance under Criterion Cas an important residential example of the Modern style and the work of a 20th century master. Known for his monumental and institutional works, Kahn's few residential designs are especially important as representations of his core architectural principles applied on a smaller scale. Construction of the Fisher House commenced in October 1964 and was completed in June 1967. The addition of a Kahn-designed footbridge over Pennypack Creek in 1969 extends the period of significance to span from 1967 to 1969. The Fisher House meets Consideration G as a property achieving significance within the past 50 years. Although less than 50 years in age, sufficient time has passed to understand the importance of this design within Kahn's body of work and within Modern residential design. The design ofthe Fisher House was radical for its time and stands as one of the most significant residential projects by this influential architect.

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