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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Tudor Revival Cruise Missile

Out front of a stately Tudor Revival home is an unexpected American WWII cruise missile on a pole, modeled on the German V-1 buzz bomb. The stately home is now an American Legion post.

Address:
5151 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Northwest edge of the city, on the northeast corner of Wissahickon Ave. and Hansberry St.
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Perot Tudor and Gorgon Missile.

Perot Tudor, Cannons, and Gorgon Missile

The former home of architect, soldier, and history enthusiast Major Robeson Lea Perot in Philadelphia's southwest Germantown is a relatively early and in some ways archeological exemplar of the Tudor Revival style in America. It is now home to American Legion Post 263. Out front, on a pole, is what looks like a German V-1 buzz bomb, but is in fact either a Gorgon IIC CTV-N-2 or KD2N-1 Pulsejet Navy drone missile. It was built for the Allies' expected invasion of Japan, then cancelled after the end of World War II.

[Corey Jackson, 03/16/2023]

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