8840 Norwood Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(photo courtesy of Chestnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection- 1970.89)


DATE: 1889-1954
ORIGINAL OWNER: William Disston
ARCHITECT: Unknown
CONTRACTOR: Charles Taylor

"Lyceland" or "Disston House". The William Disston family owned the house from 1889-1954.
Hotchkin, p. 492: "Mrs. George Whitney's house is next to that of Mr. Dunn (i.e. next to 8860 Norwood Avenue).
It is of modern architecture on a gentle rise of ground, enclosed in a ha-ha wall." The back
left part of the building was demolished. Chestnut Hill Hospital purchased it in 1954.