The Gorgas House, a stately structure historically certified with registration No. 15 by the Philadelphia Historical Commission, is a fine example of Colonial architecture from the 1780-1799 period in Pennsylvania. Originally a private home built by Joseph Gorgas, a lumber merchant, the use of the property changed over the years from residential to commercial. Buyer restoration can qualify for a 20% one time tax credit over a 5 year period. The facade is dressed Chestnut Hill random stone ashlar. Side walls are field stone, with stone and plaster additions. The main roof is standing seam tin. The structure is 3,918 square feet exclusive of the basement. The interior has many original architectural details with a combination of hardwood and random width pine flooring throughout. First floor consists of an entrance hall, conference room, reception room with fireplace, executive office with built-in bookshelves, two large general office areas, kitchenette, and a powder room with ceramic floor. Second floor consists of three small offices, a large sales area with fireplace, a conference room with fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Third floor consists of two spacious office rooms with full bathroom. The partial basement has plaster dashed stone foundation walls and brick floors. Heating system is gas-fired forced warm air. Central Air cools the first floor and separate window air conditioners enhance the cooling on the second and third floors. Electrical is 200 amperes with circuit breakers. There is paved parking for 10-12 cars.
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