Lynnewood Hall is a 110-room Neoclassical Revival mansion in Elkins Park, Montgomery County. Considered the largest surviving Gilded Age mansion in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, it was designed by Horace Trumbauer for industrialist Peter A. B. Widener between 1897 and 1900 and housed one of the most important Gilded Age private art collections of European master pieces and decorative arts assembled by Widener and his son Joseph.
For anyone interested in helping to save this remarkable piece of architecture and American history, please visit the website dedicated to saving Lynnewood Hall [http://www.lynnewoodhall.com/].
Category:Architecture and Structures
Keywords:Gilded Age, Lynnewood Hall, Trumbauer, Widener
I drive pass this estate all the time (only about 5-10 minutes from my home). It's grand - even in its decaying state. I wish someone with deep pockets and an interest in history and restoration would do SOMETHING beautiful with the place. What a waste - and a shame if it ends up being torn down.
I found and photographed this mansion 3 years ago - I really expected to find an empty lot - to see it still glorious just made my day!
I can't believe it's not on the National Register. Surely someone with money has a vision for use - a college, a
retirement community, a hotel/retreat. We can't let this beautiful Trumbauer masterpiece go the way that
Whitemarsh Hall did!!!
My family and I (as Widener descendants) would love to restore Lynnewood Hall and turn it into a luxury hotel. That is a way that this beautiful building could be restored and yet still enjoyed by the public for the work of art that it is.
This should be on the national registry of historic properties and there should be a national drive to restore it. What a terrible waste as it is now!
I would love very much to restore this building and the grounds. It's a sin what they're doing to it.
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