Approximately 201 Rex Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(photo courtesy of Chestnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection- 1970.45, 1970. 121, & 1970.146)


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

This Italianate Villa appears to have begun life as a rectangular three-story country house similar
to 8836 Germantown Avenue, but then the four-story tower with its low hipped roof and rear
porches was added to “modernize” it.