150 Bethlehem Pike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(photo courtesy of Chestnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection: 1970.84)


DATE: 1850
ORIGINAL OWNER: Cephias C. Childs
ARCHITECT: Thomas Ustick Walter
CONTRACTOR: Unknown

This Gothic Revival villa called “Inglewood Cottage” was designed by Thomas Ustick Walter, one of the most
prominent architects of the mid-19th century. Walter was responsible for the design of Girard College, and the
Greek Revival additions to Andalusia on the Delaware River. Most prominently, he was architect of the United
States Capitol in Washington, D.C. where he designed the House and Senate wings and its cast iron dome in the
1850s. This house was extensively altered in 1900, stripping it of some of its Gothic ornament.