ORIGINAL OWNER: William C. Mackie
ARCHITECT: G. W. & W. D. Hewitt
CONTRACTOR: William C. Mackie
The Hewitt brothers designed extensively in Chestnut Hill for H.H. Houston, although this
house was commissioned by William Mackie, the contractor, for himself. It is characteristic
of the Philadelphia version of Queen Anne design where the elaborate and fanciful wood
ornament is "hung" on heavy stonewalls. The substantial mass and weight of the walls make a
delightful contrast to the light and relatively fragile nature of the wood ornament.