Approximately 201 Rex Avenue

 

(photo courtesyy of Chesnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection- 1970.45, 121, 146)


DATE:mid-19th century
ORIGINAL OWNER: “William House”
ARCHITECT: Unknown
CONTRACTOR: Unknown

This Italianate Villa appears to have begun life as a Rectangular three-storey country house similar
to 8836 German town Avenue, but then the four-stoy tower with Its low hipped roof and rear
porches was added to “modernize” it.