218 West Chestnut Hill Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(photo courtesy of Chestnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection: 1970.113)
 

DATE: 1906
ORIGINAL OWNER: Mrs. Evan Randolph
ARCHITECT: Wilson Eyre, Jr.
CONTRACTOR: J.S. Cornell & Son

This was a very new house when Mr. Naylor captured it on film. It was designed late in
Wilson Eyre’s career when he had forsaken his more picturesque approach to architecture,
and adopted the popular Colonial Revivalstyle that had swept the United States. However,
the design still possesses some of the irregular massing that is characteristic of his
early work although now in an a neo-18th century cloak.