Detailed captions of King's Photographs



William Simpson, Jr., Residence
"Ingeborg," Overbrook
"The charmingly picturesque ivy-clad Elizabethan stone residence of the late William Simpson, Jr., of the venerable dry-goods house of Wm. Simpson, Sons & Co., president of Eddystone Mfg. Co., etc., in whose memory was built the beautiful stone Memorial Church of St. Paul at Overbrook. Theophilus P. Chandler, architect."


Frederick P. Hays Residence
City Avenue, near Old Lancaster Road, Overbrook.
"On City Avenue, noted for its many fine estates, and grandly situated on a beautiful hill overlooking the surrounding country even to the Delaware, is the large, stately stone residence of Frederick P. Hays. Built in Colonial style, with finely kept grounds of 13 acres. Lindley Johnson, architect."


Harry Samuel Hopper Residence
"Penhurst," at Narbeth
""Penhurst," with its fine chestnut grove, the Elizabethan home of Harry S. Hopper, of the banking house of William G. hopper & Co., president of Bucknell University and director of various institutions, stands on the site of the old Penn-Gaskill house. Previously owned by Hugh Burgess."


Charles Elmer Hires Residence
"Rose Hill," Highland Avenue and Montgomery Pike, Merion.
"In the beautiful suburb of Merion, amid 20 acres of diversified park like grounds, with five acres of beautiful lawn, is "Rose Hill," the charming home of Charles E. Hires, president of the Charles E. Hires Co., Hires Condensed Milk Co., etc. The former home of Lincoln Godfrey."


Wistar-Morris Residence
"Green Hill Farm," Overbrook.
"This superbly beautiful residence, erected by the late Wistar Morris, one of Philadelphia's most esteemed citizens, stands on a beautiful tract on the confines of the county, through which runs Indian Creek. With Mrs. Morris resides her son-in-law, the Rev. Charles Wood, the greatly beloved pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Mantle Fielding, architect."


John Odgers Gilmore Residence
"Yorklynne," City Avenue, Overbrook.
"The palatial new home (completed 1902) of John O. Gilmore, president of The Colonial Trust Co., has a beautiful setting in a park of 19 acres. Many fine oaks, over 200 years old, adorn the estate. The style of architecture is the transitional period of the French Gothic, with elaborate interior and exterior carvings of that period. The house is built of Foxcroft stone, with trimmings of granite and limestone. William L. Price, architect."


Frederick McOwen Residence
5871 Drexel Road, cor. 59th Street, Overbrook Farms.
"The Colonial home, with Grecian porch of Frederick McOwen, treasurer Berwind-White Coal Mining Co., and of Spring Garden Institute, director Merchants National Bank, City Trust Co., etc., stands amid spacious grounds in the highest part of Overbrook, commanding a grand view to the Delaware. Thomas P. Lonsdale, architect."


Thomas Young England Residence
5814 Drexel Road, Overbrook
"An attractive modern home in a beautiful section of picturesque Overbrook is that of Thomas Y. England, senior partner of England & Bryan, tanners and leather merchants, director Merchants National Bank, etc. Ample grounds and native forest trees add to its attractiveness."

William Lukens Elkins Residence
"Elstowe Park," Chelten Avenue at Elkins.
"One of the most magnificent houses in America, a masterpiece of architecture, is the Italian Renaissance house of the traction magnate, at Elkins, in the picturesque Chelten Hills. Built of Indiana stone and granite; Caen stone and marble used inside. Its grand gallery contains 150 famous paintings. Horace Trumbauer, architect."


John Pitcairn Residence
At Bethayres, on Bound Brook Div. Philadelphia & Reading Railroad.
"In a lovely country region, brimful of nature's beauties, lies an exquisite example of the French Renaissance, the ideal home of John Pitcairn, president of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, the largest concern of the kind extant, director of banks and manufacturing and other corporations, etc. Cariere & Hastings, architects."


George W. Elkins Residence
"Chelten House," Chelten Avenue, Ashbourne, or Elkins.
"Between the grand mansions of William L. Elkins and Peter A. B. Widener is probably the most picturesque and most admired suburban home around Philadelphia - the Elizabethan residence of George W. Elkins, officer and director of traction, financial, manufacturing and other corporations. Horace Trumbauer, architect."


Peter A. Brown Widener Residence
"Lynnewood Hall," Chelten Avenue, Ashbourne (or Elkins).
""Lynnewood Hall," the palatial home of the eminent man of affairs, founder of Widener Library, Training Institution for Cripples, etc., built in the Italian Renaissance style, amid beautiful surroundings, extensive sunken gardens, conserv Horace Trumbauer, architect. atories and costly stables. The art collection is valued at several millions."


John Gribbel Residence
"St. Austel Hall," Mill Road, corner of Church Road, Wyncote.
"One of the most notable additions (1902) to the palatial residences of the Chelten Hills is the massive Conshohocken bluestone pure English Renaissance home of John Gribbel, head of the firm of John J. Griffin & Co., manufacturers of gas meters. The front is after John Ruskin's home. Horace Trumbauer, architect."


John Milton Colton Residence
"Wynhurst," Old York Road, above Jenkintown
"Among the fine estates at Jenkinstown, in a most desirable location on high ground, overlooking the beautiful Huntington Valley, is "Wynhurst," the fine open timbered, old-English home of J. Milton Cotton, member of the banking house of E.W. Clark & Co. Horace Trumbauer, architect."


Thomas Henry Asbury Residence
County Line and Mill Road, Oak Lane
"Much of the credit for the development of the beautiful and thriving suburb of Oak Lane is due to T. Henry Asbury, president of the Enterprise Manfg. Co., manufacturers of university used hardware specialties. His own new Colonial home is one of the attractive residences of the place."


William Welsh Harrison Residence
"Gray Towers," Lime Kiln Turnpike, Glenside.
""Gray Towers," the home of a retired sugar refiner, ranks in magnificence with Georgian Court and Biltmore. With its furnishing and 40 acres of ground, its elaborate conservatories, arboretums, etc., its cost was in the millions. Familiarly called "The Castle" from suggestion of Windsor given by this view. Horace Trumbauer, architect."


Hon. John Wanamaker Residence
"Lindenhurst," Old York Road, Jenkintown
"The magnificent and historic country house of the philantrophic merchant and Ex-Postmaster-General. Over Washington Lane, at its north boundary, Washington marched his troops to and from the Battle of Germantown. The art gallery has Munkacsy's "Christ before Pilate," "Christ on Calvary," etc."


Charles Dennis Barney Residence
"Eildon," Old York Road, corner Spring Garden Avenue, Ogontz
"The fine Queen Anne home, with beautiful grounds, of Charles D. Barney, of the banking house of Charles D. Barney & Co., Trus. Penn. Mutual Life Ins. Co., etc. With him resides his far-famed father-in-law, Jay Cooke, a founder of the Northern Pacific Railroad, who gave the name Ogontz to this section."


George Vaux Cresson Residence
"Caversham House," Ashbourne
"In modified Colonial style, surrounded by ample grounds, is the modernized home of George Vaux Cresson, president of the George V. Cresson Company, manufacturers of power-transmitting machinery, director of Trades League, ex-president Manufacturers' Club, president Narragansett Pier Casino, etc."


John Batterson Stetson Residency
"Idro," Old York Road, Ashbourrne
""Idro," from the Russian, meaning cool and pleasant, the grand palatial home of John B. Stetson, America's foremost hat manufacturer, is on one of the most elevated and charming sites on this noble old highway, near Cheltenham Road. The 15 acres of ground are diversified with hill, dale and forest."


Henry Hoffman Roelofs Residence
"Rhylon," Old York Road, Ashbourne
"On one of the prettiest spots along the grand and famous Old York Road stands the towered and gabled stone residence of Henry H. Roelofs, of the widely famous hat manufacturing firm of Henry H. Roelofs & Co., especially noticeable for its beautiful lawns and rhododendrons."


William Taylor Blake Roberts Residence
Elkins Avenue and York Road, Ogontz
"Built in the picturesque Spanish architecture, with Spanish tower roof, one of the most artistic of suburban residences is that of Wm. T.B. Roberts, real estate operator, developer of Glenside and Ogontz properties and builder of charming homes for thousands of people, especially at Ogontz, Glenside, etc. Keen & Mead, architects."


Gabriel And Ralph Blum Residence
"Shifra," Old York Road and Reading Railway, Ogontz
"In a splendid tract of 59 acres stands the handsome French Renaissance home of Gabriel and Ralph Blum, of Blum Brothers, cloak and suit manufacturers, popular men of affairs, identified with many important business, public and benevolent institutions. The house is built of Trenton brownstone."


Emmor Kimber Janney Residence
"Waring," Jenkintown
"The original house was built by the Phipps family, who received the land from William Penn, who visited the immediate neighborhood. The Waring family enlarged it nearly 100 years ago, and the first Fisher family improved it about 1870. The estate comprises 20 acres of very picturesque grounds."


J. Bertram Lippincott Residence
"Oak Hill," Wyoming Ave., and Old York Road, near Logan Station
"With its grand classic columns the stately colonial residence of J. Bertram Lippincott, of the world-famous publishing house, is one of the most attractive of suburban homes. It has been the home of Seth Craige, the woolen manufacturer and financier, and Joseph S. Lovering, eminent sugar refiner."


Isaac Paschall Morris Residence
Harrowgate near Frankford
"Near Frankford stands the historic and picturesque gambrel-roofed home of the late Isaac P. Morris, founder, in 1828 of the now I.P. Morris Co., engine and machinery manufacturers. It was built by his ancestors in 1744 and remodeled as now in 1796. The open kitchen fireplace was used until 1887"


Craige Lippincott Residence
Meadow Brook, on the Reading Railroad
"Near the old J.B. Lippincott homestead at Meadowbrook, on the Bound Brook division of the Reading R.R., is the splendid summer residence of Craige Lippincott, president of the J.B. Lippincott Co., publishers and manufacturers, and director in numerous financial and philantrophic institutions."


Cyrus H.K. Curtis Residence
"Lyndon," Church Road, Wyncote P.O., Jenkintown Station
"William Lloyd Bailey, architect. The magnificent home of Cyrus H.K. Curtis, of "The Ladies' Home Journal" and "The Saturday Evening Post," is on the site of the home of Abraham Barker, the banker, at Wyncote. The amply grounds are exceedingly beautiful and the house interior exceptionally fine and harmonious."


Burnet Landreth Residence
"Bloomsdale Seed Farm," near Bristol
"On the Delaware River 20 miles above Philadelphia, is "Bloomsdale," the home of Burnet Landreth, of the firm of David Landreth & Sons, the oldest seed-growing establishment in this country, founded in 1784. Mansion erected 1752. The Arboretum is one of the finest in the United States."


William H. Joyce Residence
Rosemont
"In Tudor style is the artistic stone home of William H. Joyce, the general freight agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad. A miniature lake, rustic bridge, creek and waterfall adorn the grounds. A chestnut tree, claimed to be the oldest and largest in this country, is on the estate. Theophilus P. Chandler, architect."


Hon. John Buchanan Robinson Residence
"The Gayley," at Media, 14 miles west of Philadelphia
"Oldest house in Media, "The Gayley," remodeled in 1899, is one of the attractive places of Delaware County; the home of Hon. John B. Robinson, lawyer, proprietor Media Ledger; former U.S. Congressman, and now United States Marshal. Situated on the main thoroughfare of Media."


Frank Frederick Bell Residence
At Bristol, on the Delaware
"With grand piazza overlooking the broad Delaware River, stands the hospitable home of Frank F. Bell, head of the banking and stock brokerage firm of Frank F. Bell & Co., formerly City Treasurer of Philadelphia, trustee of the State Hospital for the Insane at Norristown, etc."


Clement Acton Griscom Residence
"Dolobran," Haverford, Pennsylvania Railroad
""Dolobran," the sumptuous home, noted for its hospitality, of Clement Aston Griscam, president of International Navigation Co., and director of numerous transportation, financial and social corporations and associations, comprises 80 acres beautifully laid out in lawn, woodland and grazing."


Effingham Buckley Morris Residence
"Ty'n-y-Coed," Lower Merion Township, north of Ardmore
"Ty'n-y-Coed, "House in the Woods," is the charming country home of Effingham B. Morris, lawyer and financier, president of the Girard Trust Company, director of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Fourth Street National Bank, Philadelphia Savings Fund, etc."


Lincoln Godfrey Residence
"Hillsover," Radnor and Chester Roads, Radnor
"The commodious and beautiful country seat of Lincoln Godfrey, a widely esteemed man of affairs, merchant, manufacturer and financier, director of Pennsylvania Railroad, etc., is named from the surrounding hilly country. The mansion, built of blue stone, commands charming and extensive views. Theophilus P. Chandler, architect."


Alexander Johnston Cassatt Residence
"Cheswold," Haverford
"Prominent among the handsome homes of this section is the summer residence of A.J. Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, situated in the midst of a community he did much to improve by acting as road supervisor for many years. Mr. Cassatt's stock farm, "Chesterbrook," is at Berwyn."


Joseph Francis Sinnott Residence
"Rathalla," Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, Pennsylvania
"Strikingly beautiful with its oriel towers and balconied entrance is the palatial home of Joseph F. Sinnott, manufacturer, director of the First National Bank and other corporations, etc. It is on the crest of a gently sloping hill and quite noticeable from the Pennsylvania Railroad. Hazlenurst & Huckel, architects."


Byron P. Moulton Residence
Rosemont, on the main line of Pennsylvania Railroad
"The beautiful and substantial stone suburban residence of Byron P. Moulton, manufacturer and capitalist. The style of architecture is English Gothic. Surrounded by fine grounds, it is a noticeable, noteworthy edifice in a region far famed for its fine dwellings. Kennedy & Kelsey, architects."


George Henry Mcfadden Residence
"Barclay Farm," Rosemont
"The recently modernized summer home of George H. McFadden, cotton merchant and director of financial institutions, was in Revolutionary times as inn where Washington and Lafayette were guests. Part of the house was built in 1769. The Dutch tiled dining-room is quaint. The farm contains 200 acres."


George Anthony Heyl Residence
"Redstone," Thornbrook Ave. and Ithan Road, Rosemont.
"Built of red stone from the Hudson River district, with ten acres of charming grounds, the home of George A. Heyl, president of the Gloucester Manufacturing Co., director of Pennsylvania Salt Mfg. Co., Franklin Fire Insurance Co., etc., is one of the most noteworthy residence of picturesque Rosemont."


Nathan A. Taylor Residence
"Efnemheim," Bethelem Pike, Wissahickon Heights
""Efnemheim," the home of Nathan A. Taylor, of the firm of N. & G. Taylor Co., manufacturers of tin plate, is delightfully situated at Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia. Mr. Taylor was the first maker of American tin plate and is identified with other iron and steel industries."


John Story Jenks Residence
"Inglewood," Bethelem Pike, Chestnut Hill
"The Colonial home of John Story Jenks, of Randolph & Jenks, merchants; director Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Trust Co., Western Savings Fund, Western National Bank, Ins. Co. of North America, etc. It is delightfully situated and several acres of beautiful grounds and many fine trees. Cope & Stewardson, architects."


Edward Varian Douglas Residence
Chestnut Avenue, Chestnut Hill
"A beautiful specimen of pure Colonial architecture built in 1895, the home of Edward V. Douglas, a prominent financier and president of the Consolidated Lake Superior Co., a great manufacturing concern, embracing many plants and allied companies. Mantle Fielding, architect ."


Henry Howard Houston Residence
"Druim Moir," Willow Grove Ave., Chestnut Hill
""Druim Moir," meaning great ridge, because situated on one of the ridges along Wissahickon Creek, was built by the late Henry Howard Houston, a pre-eminent citizen of his time; capitalist, philantrophist, director of corporations, etc. It is the home of Mrs. Houston and her son Samuel F. Houston. G.W. & W.D. Hewitt, architects."


Robert Nethermark Carson Residence
"Erdenheim," North of Chestnut Hill.
"Birthplace of "Iroquois," the only American horse that has won the English Derby. A beautiful estate of 400 acres owned by Robert N. Carson, of the United Power & Trans. Co., one of the magnates in traction and electric corporations, is world-famous as "Erdenheim." Under that name the late Aristides Welsh conducted here a famous stock farm, where many of the fastest and finest race horses were bred. Mr. Carson remodeled the fine old residence to adapt it to modern fashion."


Randal Morgan Residence
"Wyndmoor," Willow Grove Avenue, near 23d Street, Chestnut Hill.
""Wyndmoor," the park-like estate of Randal Morgan, lawyer, philantrophist and financier, vice-president of The United Gas Improvement Co., trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, donor of the Randal Morgan Laboratory, etc., is near the site of a great Civil War hospital, selected because of the salubrity of the locality. This estate with its mansion, conservatories, etc., is an ideal modern suburban home."


Thomas Harrison Montgomery Residence
"Androssan," Maple Avenue Station, West Chester
""Androssan," meaning "high promontory," is the home of Thomas H. Montgomery, Lit. Doc. (Univ. of Penn. 1901), a descendant of Bishop White, an eminent American fire underwriter, an historian, and for the past 20 years the president of the American Fire Insurance Company. The name is from a Scottish estate possessed for 800 years by the family."


John George Powell Residence
"Knowlton," Rhawn Street, cor. Verree Road, Fox Chase
"Noticeable among the residences of Fox Chase, is the beautiful home of John G. Powell, inventor and manufacturer of knitting machinery and senior partner of Powell & Brother, one of the largest hosiery manufacturing firms. The 12 acres of grounds are of rare beauty ornamented by a wide variety of choice trees, a never failing spring, and a grand stone gateway."


Edward White Clark Residence
School House Lane, S.E. corner Wissahickon Ave., Germantown
"In the midst of beautifully situated and highly cultivated grounds, with tower and spacious verandah, has stood for a generation the typical suburban home of Edward W. Clark, son of the late banker, Enoch W. Clark, and the senior partner of the esteemed banking house of E.W. Clark, & Co."


William Sirt Justice Residence
Manheim Street below McKean Avenue, Germantown
"In a choice part of Germantown, opposite the main entrance to the Germantown (Manheim) Cricket Club, is the ornate English gabled home of William W. Justice, a retired wool merchant, formerly of Justice, Bateman & Co., director of Pennsylvania Company, Philadelphia Savings Fund, etc."


Cornelius Nolen Weygandt Residence
"Uwchllan," Upsal Street, Germantown
""Uwchllan" (Welsh for upland), the dignified home of Cornelius N. Weygandt, President of the Western National Bank, dir. Pennsylvania Fire Ins. Co., a founder of the Art Club, etc., stands near the historic ground of the "Battle of Germantown." Many old forest trees adorn the picturesque five acres."


Justus Clayton Strawbridge Residence
"Torworth," School House Lane, Germantown
""Torworth," the home of Justus C. Strawbridge, an eminent citizen, formerly of Strawbridge & Clothier, donor of the Franklin statue, president of the Commercial Museum, etc., is one of the most noteworthy adornments of School House Lane, so named after the ancient Germantown Academy."


William Henry Shelmerdine Residence
269 West Walnut Lane, Germantown
"Built in the English Renaissance style, of New Hampshire water-struck brick, with trimmings of Penn. light blue marble, and most attractively located, is the majestically commodious home of William H. Shelmerdine, capitalist, an organizer of Philadelphia's street car system and director in many corporations."


Franklin Lawrence Sheppard Residence
5443 Greene Street, below School Lane, Germantown
"Surrounded by fine shrubbery and many choice trees, stands the attractive home of Franklin L. Sheppard, of the firm of Isaac A. Sheppard & Co., Excelsior Stove Works, manufacturers of stoves and heating apparatus, director of the Northern Trust Co., the National Security Bank, etc."


Walter Pearce Douglas Residence
251 West Walnut Lane, near Upsal Street, Germantown
"In a choice section of Germantown, with spacious grounds, stands the comfortable homelike residence of Walter P. Douglas, secretary of the Consolidated Lake Superior Co. Built 40 years ago, it was practically rebuilt two years ago in a modern Italian villa style."


Major William Harrison Lambert Residence
West Johnson Street, Germantown
"The home of Major William H. Lambert, manager for Pennsylvania of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, director City Trusts, Philadelphia Trust Co., Western National Bank, etc., has in its library the most complete private collections of Lincoln and Thackeray literature extant."


George Imlay Bodine Residence
Whitemarsh
"Belle Ayre," with its imposing and hospitable stone residence, built in 1885 by George I. Bodine, head of the banking firm of Bodine, Altenus & Co., is a comfortable home in Chestnut Hill, on part of the Hildeburn estate, commanding a grand view of the White Marsh Valley."


Henry Lister Townsend Residence
6013 Wayne Ave., below Walnut Lane, Germantown
"The imposing English gothic home of Henry L. Townsend, a retired banker, formerly of the firm of DeHaven & Townsend, ex-president of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, occupies a choice location in a fine residence section of Germantown"


Sydney Longstreth Wright Residence
Carpenter Street, opposite Quincy St. Pelham
"On one of the choicest elevations in Pelham, formerly part of the well-known Carpenter estate, amid several acres of lovely lawn and hardwood shade trees, stands the substantial and beautiful Colonial stone residence of Sydney L. Wright, the banker and broker, and director of various corporations."


John T. Morris Residence
"Compton," Meadow Brook Lane, near Stenton Ave., Chestnut Hill
""Compton," the beautiful English gothic home of John T. Morris, son of the late Isaac Paschall Morris, president Numismatic and Antiquarian Soc., etc., is situated on a highly cultivated estate on the western slope of Chestnut Hill, in the White Marsh Valley, overlooking Fort Washington and Militia Hill."


William Weightman Residence
"Ravenhill," School House Lane, Germantown
""Ravenhill," is the summer home of William Weightman, one of the most remarkable men of America. In his 89th year, a notably well-preserved man, he is still active senior head of Powers & Weightman, the foremost manufacturing chemists. He is the largest individual owner of Philadelphia real estate. "Ravenhill" is a charming estate, virtually a fine private park, great trees, etc."


John Campbell Harris Summer Home
"Ravenswood," School Lane, Philadelphia. (City home, Walnut Street.)
"In the choicest section of School Lane, overlooking the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon and surrounded by the estates of a number of Philadelphia's most prominent, is the extensive park-like home of John Campbell Harris, retired lawyer, capitalist and trustee. Mrs. Harris's father was the late Thomas H. Powers (Powers & Weightman), one of the most eminent Philadelphians of his time."


George W. Carpenter Residence
"Phil Ellena," 5510 Main Street, corner of Carpenter Street, Germantown
"Far back from Main Street, in stately grandeur, on its extensive estate with its familiar clock tower, stood "Phil Ellena," long famous for its kindly hospitality, built in 1844 by George W. Carpenter, wholesale druggist, mineralogist, naturalist, one of the commissioners to organize the Pennsylvania R.R., for many years one of its directors; and one of the most prominent men of his time."


Nelson Zuinglius Graves Residence
"Mapledale," Manheim Street and Wissahickon Avenue, Germantown
"In the midst of six acres of beautiful grounds, in a delightful part of Germantown, stands the substantial home of Nelson Z. Graves, President of N.Z. Graves & Co., one of the largest houses in the United States, manufacturing varnishes, white lead, japans, etc. Finely appointed granite stable, two greenhouses, etc. Adjoining is the Colonial style residence of his son, Ferdinand J. Graves."


Robert E. Strawbridge Residence
"Meadow Lodge," Bryn Mawr
"The exquisitely picturesque home of Robert E. Strawbridge, of Strawbridge & Clothier, wholesale and retail dry goods merchants, is one of the most attractive of the many charming places of far-famed Bryn Mawr. The house, barns and servants' quarters are after the half-timbered style of English homes of the seventeenth century. The beautiful grounds comprise 50 acres, most of which is in fine pasture."


George W. Childs Drexel Residence
"Wootton," Bryn Mawr, on the Pennsylvania Railroad
"The splendid country seat, built by the late George W. Childs, who entertained many notable foreign visitors here. It has been much improved by its present owner, George W. Childs Drexel, who succeed Mr. Childs as publisher of Philadelphia's substantial newspaper, the "Public Ledger.""


Selden Twitchell Residence
"Pleasant View Farm," State Road cor. Lafayette, Bryn Mawr
""Pleasant View Farm," so called because of its exceptionally grand views in all directions, is the home of Selden Twitchell, the president of S. Twitchell Co., manufacturers of soda water supplies and carbonating machinery. Its 134 acres are part of a tract sold in 1682 by William Penn, and adjoin the estate of Hon. Wayne Macveagh. A portion of Mr. Twitchell's farm is used for fine stock."


Silas Wright Petit Residence
State Road, Bryn Mawr
"A fine Colonial residence, noted for its glorious situation and park-like grounds of 70 acres, the home of the Hon. Silas W. Petit, one of Philadelphia's most distinguished lawyers, ex-president Union League, director American Railways Co., United Security Life Ins. & Trust Co., etc."


Edward R. Strawbridge Residence
Pinehurst Avenue, Moorestown, N.J.
"In a splendid and well cultivated domain of 160 acres, in midst of fine agricultural region, the historic and beautiful town of Moorestown, N.J., lies the home (part being 200 years old) and country seat of Edward R. Strawbridge, of the firm of Strawbridge & Clothier, wholesale and retail dry goods merchants and proprietors of one of Philadelphia's greatest department stores."


John Blair MacAfee Residence
"Renfrew," Haverford Township, near Ardmore
"In the pretty suburb of Ardmore (meaning "high moor") is pleasantly located the charming home of John Blair MacAfee, lawyer and capitalist, president and director of many corporations. The several acres of grounds about the house contain many choice shade and fruit trees."


William Johnston Donohugh Residence
"Eldono," Shawmont Avenue, east of Ridge Avenue, in the Roxborough district of Philadelphia
"On the crest of Roxborough Highlands, on an estate of 20 highly improved acres, with many shade and fruit trees, stands the home of William J. Donohugh, treasurer Hamilton Iron Works, publisher "Manayunk Sentinel," and former collector of taxes. Here are located two great Philadelphia reservoirs and two extensive filtering plants. Roxborough is becoming a choice interurban residence section."


Maj. William Ernest Goodman
"The Berkins," Bethlehem Pike, near New Street Chestnut Hill
"The home of Maj. William E. Goodman, merchant and soldier, of Harrington & Goodman, wholesale merchants, occupies the site of a Revolutionary tavern on the line of Washington's retreat from Germantown. Chestnut Hill's largest maple tree, over 13 feet in circumference, is on this estate."


Hon. Alan Wood, Jr., Residence
"Woodmont," Conshohocken
"Hon. Alan Wood, Jr., the sheet iron manufacturer and ex-Congressman, built the palatial mansion now owned by his nephew, Richard G. Wood. It is in the French gothic chateau style, and one of the grandest of American homes. It is 475 acres above tidewater, overlooking the beautiful Schuylkill Valley. William L. Price, architect."


Charles Miller Biddle Residence
Cor. Bank and Lippincott Aves., Riverton, New Jersey, 10 miles from Philadelphia
"The most notable residence of Riverton, picturesquely situated on the Delaware, is the imposing and handsome green stone home of Charles M. Biddle, one of Philadelphia's widely known merchants; president Biddle Hardware Co., vice-commodore Riverton Yacht Club, director Trades League, banks, etc."


Irene Dupont Hendrickson Ralph Residence
"Arlington," Camp Hill
""Arlington," the home of I.D.H. Ralph, capitalist, is an ideal suburban estate, comprising 120 acres, including extensive lawns and improved grounds, sloping to the street, ornamented with shrubbery and fine trees. The house, built of light chocolate colored stone, is modern and commodious."


Dr. Richard Vanselous Mattison Residence
"Lindenwold," at Ambler, 14 miles from Philadelphia
"Dr. Mattison's palatial stone residence, one of the finest in the State, is at Ambler, where are also the immense Keasbey & Mattison Company's chemical works and the "Church of the Beautiful Windows." The extensive grounds are of rare beauty and abound in gardens, lakes, statuary, etc."


Charles Franklin Warwick Residence
"Edgerly," Hill and Gilliam Avenues, Langhorn, Bucks Co., 21 miles from Philadelphia
"In an ideally sequestered spot at Langhorne is the rural home of Philadelphia's former mayor, Charles F. Warwock, a prominent lawyer, ex-city solicitor, etc. Built in Tudor style with a picturesque gateway, opening to 15 acres of choice landscape, abounding in fruit and shade trees, with four giant lindens known as the "Four Grenadiers." Grand views of Huntingdon and Nesahaumony valleys."


John Michael Mack Residence
"Oaklands," Academy Road bet. Frankford and Bristol Turnpikes, Torresdale
""Oaklands," the baronial estate of John M. Mack, one of Philadelphia's most active financiers, operating in telephones, traction, asphalt, etc., is one of the finest around the city. An electric fountain, a fine lake and grand shade trees, many imported from other lands, enhance its beauty."


Samuel Swayne Thompson Residence
"Bonair Villa," Old York Road, corner County Line Road, Hatboro
"At Hatboro in Montgomery County, on an estate of several well-kept acres, is the comfortable summer residence, built in 1871, by Samuel S. Thompson, of Mitchell, Fletcher & Co., wholesale and retail merchants. Mr. Thompson is also the president of the Hatboro National Bank, with which he has been prominently identified ever since its organization."


Col. Edward De Veaux Morrell Residence
"San Jose," near Frankford Ave. and Stevenson Road, Torresdale
""San Jose," the widely known estate of Col. Edward de V. Morrell, by marriage a member of the Drexel family, United States Congressman, formerly colonel of the Third Regt. N.G.P., society and club man, comprises about 300 acres. Much fine stock is raised on the estate, especially fine houses."


John T. Windrim Residence
"Fairlawn," Fairfield Avenue and Sugartown Road, Devon
"The Colonial home (completed 1902) of John T. Windrim, the architect, with its classic Ionic columns, is grandly situated on one of the hilltops of beautiful Devon. Its 20 acres of grounds, picturesque barns, greenhouses, etc., appropriately set off this fine example of Georgian architecture."


Joseph Eddy Gillingham Residence
"Clairemont," Montgomery Avenue and County Line, Villa Nova
"The summer home of Joseph E. Gillingham, a retired lumber merchant and director of many institutions. The house, on an eminence 485 feet above tide water, commands one of the finest views in this beautiful section. "Clairemont" is a model farm of 300 acres, with many fine buildings. Addison Hutton, architect."


William Henry Barnes Residence
"Tregarick," Devon, on the Pennsylvania Railroad
"The historic country home of William H. Barnes, president Allegheny Valley Railway Co., Western New York & Penn. R'y Co.; director Pennsylvania railroad, etc.; comprises 22 acres, part of William Penn's grant in 1684 of 2,000 acres to Welsh settlers. The main building is over 200 years old."


Henry Whelen, Jr., Residence
"Clovelly" at Devon, 16 miles from Philadelphia
"Henry Whelen, Jr., retired naval officer, the present head of the banking house of Townsend Whelen & Co., and identified with many art, scientific and other institutions, has a summer home typical of Washington's period, illustrating which he has made a costly collection of rare prints."


Anthony A. Hirst Residence
"Wiltonhurst," Lancaster and Haverford Avenues, Haverford
"Prettily located in the town of Haverford, seat of Haverford College, is the pleasant home of Anthony A. Hirst, a member of Philadelphia Bar, president of Bryn Mawr Trust Co., an officer in numerous corporations and for many years member, secretary and president Board of Health of Philadelphia."


William Henry Maule Residence
"Briar Crest," Spring Mills, corner Gulf Road, Villa Nova
"The exquisite home of William H. Maule, head of the widely known seed establishment, is on a hillside, overlooking Bryn Mawr and Haverford. Trees and shrubs from various parts of the world and decorative borders and flower beds make the grounds exceptionally beautiful. G.W. & W.D. Hewitt, architects."


Henry Carney Register, M.D., D.D.S., Residence
"Clovelly," Old Gulf Road, Ardmore, on the Pennsylvania Railroad
"The handsome and substantial Colonial stone residence of Dr. Henry C. Register, one of Philadelphia's noted dentists, at Ardmore, eight miles west of Philadelphia, commands a splendid view of Mill Creek Valley and is surrounded by ten acres of well-kept grounds. Edward V. Seeler, architect."


Joseph Lewis Caven Residence
"Blythewood," Panmure Road, near Buck Lane, Haverford
"Modernized, renewed, and electrically lighted, with ample grounds, shaded by many grand trees, is the delightful suburban home of Joseph L. Caven, lawyer, president Real Estate Title Insurance and Trust Co., vice-president Board of City Trusts, vice-president United Firemen's Insurance Co., etc."


William Wood Residence
"Woodlea," Lancaster Avenue to Pennsylvania Railroad, Wayne
"In the well-developed suburb of Wayne is the magnificent English gothic home of William Wood, of William Wood & Co., manufacturers of woolens and worsteds, president and director of many institutions. The residence is surrounded by extensive park-like grounds, with noble buttonwood and chestnut trees. Hazlehurst & Huckel, architects."


Dr. George Lee Street Jameson Residence
Lancaster Pike, at St. David's, 14 miles from Philadelphia
""Villa Florenza," the home of Dr. George L.S. Jameson, the Philadelphia dentist, with its ample grounds and fine stable, is one of the attractive residence on the main thoroughfare of the beautiful suburb of St. David's, on the mainline of the Pennsylvanian Railroad."


Harry A. Berwind Residence
At St. David's, 14 miles from Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Railroad
"A most attractive residence, most charmingly situated amid many superb neighbors, is the chaste example of a stone Colonial mansion, the country home of Harry A. Berwind, of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Co. It was built for Fayette R. Plumb, and for a short time owned by William S. Taylor. Charles Barton Keen, architect."


Edward James Matthews Residence
"Lesmore," Valley Forge, 23 miles from Philadelphia, on P. & R. Railroad
""Lesmore" is a Revolutionary mansion modernized for the comforts and convenience of these times. Near the site of Washington's camping ground, it was used as headquarters by Lafayette. Mr. Matthews, who died in 1901, was a retired financier, president American District Telegraph Co., etc."


Moses Paxson Residence
"Clemaria," at Radnor, Delaware County, Penn. Twelve miles from Philadelphia, on main line of Pennsylvania Railroad
""Clemaria," named from their two children, the home of Moses Paxson, president of The Paxson & Comfort Company, is built of handsome light gray stone in the modern Colonial style. Standing on an eminence of 410 ft. above sea level, it commands an extensive view of beautiful landscape. An artificial pool contains Mr. Paxson's collection of rare water lilies. B. Frank Livezey, architect."


William Edward Helme Residence
Lancaster Pike and St. David's Road, St. David's
"In the pretty suburb of St. David's, named from the quaint and secluded "Old St. David's Church at Radnor," about 150 yards south from Lancaster Pike, built of gray stone, on the crest of a hill, is the handsome home of William E. Helme, of Helme & McIlhenny, the Philadelphia manufacturers of gas meters. The grounds comprise 11 acres and adjoin the St. David's gold links. Horace Trumbauer, architect."


Joseph Smallwood Vetterlein Residence
"Knollhurst," at Radnor, 12 miles from Philadelphia
"The fine native stone Colonial home of Joseph S. Vetterlein, of Vetterlein Brothers, wholesale cigar manufacturers, is on a high plateau overlooking Chester Valley, with an unobstructed view of seven miles. On one side is Gulf Mills Road, over which Washington's troops marched to Valley Forge."


George Alfred Fletcher Residence
"Alstead," Gulf Road and County Lane, Radnor
"The substantial and artistic Colonial suburban home of George A. Fletcher, of Mitchell, Fletcher & Co., grocers, and of Schaum & Uhlinger, machinery manufacturers, is built of Pennsylvania marble. The estate comprises 66 acres of historic interest; being for a week the camp of Washington's army. Addison Hutton, architect."


Nathan Parker Shortridge Residence
Lancaster Pike, Wynnewood, Montgomery County, 7 miles from Philadelphia
"Adjoining Wynnewood Station is the rural suburban home of Nathan Parker Shortridge, dry goods merchant, president Philadelphia National Bank, director Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia Trust Co., etc. The Shortridge farm lies back of the house. Part of the house, once an inn, is a century old."


William Peedle Hensey Residence
"Red Leaf," Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood
"The sumptuous home of William P. Henzey, an eminent engineer and one of the senior members of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, is surrounded by its 48 acres of beautifully ornamented grounds. The art room contains a rich collection of paintings, bronzes, statuary, bric-a-brac, etc. Furness, Evans & Co., architects."


Isaac Hallowell Clothier Residence
"Ballytore," Wynnewood, 7 miles from Philadelphia
"With square English tower, flanked by the more aspiring oriel, the castle-like residence of Isaac H. Clothier, merchant and philantrophist, formerly of Strawbridge & Clothier, is an imposing feature of lovely Wynnewood, named from Dr. Thomas Wynne, who came over in the Welcome with William Penn."


James Hunter Ewing Residence
Near Lancaster Pike, Villa Nova, Delaware County, 12 miles from Philadelphia
""Woodstock," the historical and picturesque Ewing place, now over 150 years old, has been owned by the Hunter and Ewing families for over several generations. J. Hunter Ewing, the present owner and occupant, is a member of the venerable and esteemed banking house of Townsend Whelen & Co."


James William Paul, Jr., Residence
Gulf and Eagle Roads, Radnor, 12 miles from Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Railroad
"The new country residence (completed in 1902) of James W. Paul, Jr., a member of the Drexel family and partner in the banking house of Drexel & Co., and one of the executors of the Drexel estate, is on high ground in a park of 230 acres of great natural beauty. The house, modeled after the half-timbered mansions of England of the 17th century, is one of the largest and most unique of suburban homes. Horace Trumbauer, architect."


Charles Huhn Bean Residence
"Gothwold," Manchester Avenue, Moylan, Delaware Co., 13 miles from Philadelphia on the P., W. & B.R.R.
"The summer residence of Charles H. Bean of the banking house of Chas. H. Bean & Co., Stock Exchange members, is an ideal country home, with its wide low stone house and broad piazzas, nestling among the grand old trees abound on the place. The estate of 14 acres is most desirably situated in the midst of a fine hunting district and has its own private golf links and finely equipped stables."


Theodore Kitchen Residence
"Brendon," Waterloo Road and Devon Avenue, Devon, Chester Co., 16 miles from Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Railroad
""Devon" is one of the finest suburbs of Philadelphia, widely known for its many beautiful homes and noted people, its Devon Inn, Polo grounds, golf links, etc. Among the residences is the Colonial summer home of Theodore Kitchen, the president of the Central National Bank of Philadelphia, etc."


William Frederic Fray Residence
"Oasis," Old York Road, from Juniper to Beach Avenue, Ogontz
"On an elevated site, built of stone, surrounded by 15 cares of landscape grounds, with rustic stone gateway, grape houses, conservatories, etc., is the attractive Queen Anne home of William F. Fray, vice-president of the John B. Stetson Company. Many fine, rare trees ornament the grounds, which slope gently to a pretty stream that empties into a small lake well stocked with fish."


Howard Barclay French Residence
"Alderbrook," near King of Prussia, in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Penn.
"Amid highly improved naturally beautiful grounds, with gorgeous views over beautiful Chester Valley, historic Valley Forge, meandering Schuylkill, and various ranges of hills, is situated the country home of Howard B. French, head of Samuel H. French & Co., paints and cements, president Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and identified with many public and philantrophic movements."


Mary Pennock Sellers Residence
"Hoodland," State Road, Upper Darby
"A picturesque estate, originally owned by John Sellers, grandfather of the present owner, and also of the eminent engineers and machinists of this time, William and John Sellers, The house was begun in 1822 and finished in 1824."


Rittenhouse Square
As seen from the southwest corner. One of five squares laid out by William Penn.
"Besides Centre Square, now covered by the City Hall, the founder provided a square in each of the four quarters of his city, marking the corners of a great rectangle. Rittenhouse, the southwestern, is the centre of the city's most fashionable and exclusive residence section. Washington Square was the Potter's Field until 1795, and contained the bodies of 2,000 soldiers. Franklin Square (northeastern) formerly had a well-marked Indian burial mound. Logan Square (northwest) was the scene of the great Sanitary Commission Fair, in 1864, and may become part of a projected grand boulevard to the Park. Photo. by Wm. H. Rau, in 1902."


John Sellers, Jr. Residence
"Millbourne," West Chester Road, just west of 63d Street, Upper Darby
"A charming country estate, modernized throughout, virtually within the city, being just across the border line in Delaware County. The property has been in the Sellers family continuously since 1682, when it was acquired by Samuel Sellers, the emigrant, who came over in William Penn's time."


Gov. Thomas Mifflin Residence
Ridge Road, Falls of Schuylkill


Washington's Headquarters
Valley Forge, 23 miles from Philadelphia
"Occupied by Washington during the terrible winter of 1777-78, while the American Army was encamped in this section. Now an historical museum in care of Valley Forge Commission. Photo. by Rev. Wm. H. Burbank."


Grant's Cabin
On the East Side Carriage Drive, Fairmount Park
"A small building of upright hwen logs. General Grant's winter headquarters at City Point, Virginia, 1864-65. Brought here at the close of the Civil War."


Livezey House
Lkivezey's Lane, Wissahickon Creek
"Built by Thomas Lizevey, a pre-Revolutionary Quarker, who operated a near-by flour-mill whose ruins are still seen. American and British officers met here on neutral ground."


Receiver-General Lynford Lardner's Residence
"Somerset," with a wide river-front, at Tacony, on the banks of Delaware
"From painting by Edmund D. Lewis, owned by John Lardner's grandson, James Lawrence Lardner, Jr. The Colonial home of Receiver-General Lynford Lardner, member of the Provincial Council, and brother-in-law of Richard Penn, one of the proprietors and Governors-in-Chief. Four generations of Lardners lived here during 150 years. Here, too, lived Lynford Lardner's son, Cornet John Lardner, of the First Troop, Phil. City Cavalry, who served at Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine and Germantown."


The "Monastery"
Kitchen Lane, Wissahickon Creek
"Built about 1745 by Joseph Gorgas, succeeding an older structure, called The Kloster, occupied by members of a sect of German Pietists, the Dunkards, of whom Johan Kelpins was the head."


Old Keyser House
6205 Main Street, Germantown
"Built 1738 by Dirck Keyser, a Mennonite. Well preserved and still occupied by some of his descendants. Wounded American soldiers cared for here by John Keyser after the "Battle of Germantown.""


Laurel Hill Cemetary, Philadelphia's Pre-Eminent Necropolis
Eastern bank of Schulkill, between East (Fairmount) Park and Wissahickon Park
"The cemetery, in its 100 acres, has three parts: North, the original part, the Sims estate, "The Laurels"; South, the Rawle estate, "Harleigh"; Central, the George Pepper estate, "Fairy Hill." North and South Laurel Hill are bisected by Nicetown Lane, over which is a triple arched ornate stone bridge. Founded in 1835, it is the oldest, excepting Mt. Auburn, and the peer of any American rural cemetery. All that vast wealth with an unlimited drawing on the greatest talent can do has been done here to make this a paradisical city of the cherished dead. Here are many miles of tombs, vaults, monuments, etc., that have cost incalculable millions, and here have been interred innumerable eminent men and women. The interments are about 50,000. Its chief founders were Frederick Brown, John Jay Smith, and ex-Mayor Benj. Woods Richards, whose son of same name has been identified with the cemetery since 1865, and is now a director, secretary and treasurer."


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