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The dating of old houses

Henry Chapman Mercer

The dating of old houses

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Published by Bucks County Historical Society in New Hope, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Building,
  • Ironwork,
  • Historic buildlings

  • Edition Notes

    Statementa paper read by Dr. Henry C. Mercer at a meeting of The Bucks County Historical Society at New Hope, Bucks County, Pa., October 13, 1923
    SeriesBucks County Historical Society Papers -- vol. V.
    ContributionsBucks County Historical Society
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF150 .M53
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 p. :
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26558040M
    LC Control Number25000884


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