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American Institute of Architects Founder's House Up For Grabs

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Photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Thomas Ustick Walter was one of the founders, and the second president of the American Institute of Architects. His first commission was South Philly's Moyamensing Prison, and later in his career, he provided the National Capitol in D.C. with its central dome. Here now, his 1837 Society Hill mansion is completely renovated and on the market, asking $2,100,000. The six-bedroom, five and a half-bath abode boasts an elevator, and all-new almost everything, including the kitchen, bathroom, and mechanicals. A somewhat curious addition is the custom wood and steel circular stairway that doesn't quite jibe, but you'd probably be too busy basking in the glory of having 5,000 square feet in one of Philly's toniest neighborhoods to care. There's a private brick and slate patio, an "abundance of cabinetry," and one year of pre-paid parking at the garage at 2nd and Lombard.

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