Main Line



**HUTTON, GEO. S. [..]- F
bio: Hutton, George Smedley m Ellen Smith Pandrick
- salesman, 1886,89:22 N Front - kid=Walter Pandrick Hutton,b.1874,Hfd'97
loc: ml - BERWYN
- 421 Conestoga Road
bldg: 1875 c? -- eye - ext

George Smedley Hutton (b Chester Co., 19 Sept. 1850, d. Goshen, Chester Co., 1 Feb. 1923)
son of Thomas Yarnall Hutton & Phebe W.
m (1) Ellen S. Pandrich, d. 16 Apr. 1873. 3 children.
m (2) Margaret, her sister, 10 Oct. 1913

source: C. Osborne Hutton, comp., "Descendants of the Quaker Huttons of Pennsylvania," typescript (Mentor, Ohio, 1965), [HSP]. includes refs to deeds.



**TOWNSEND, J. W. [..]- HUTTON, ADDISON - F,H12G -
bio: Townsend, John William (1855-1939) m Mary S. Sharpe - eye,Hutton ETTwnsnd,BM 1880-81
d5Dec1939
- UP75,78 - s/Edw Y Townsend(d.91)&Henrietta M Troth
- mfr iron, 1889: asst pres, Cambria Iron Co,Ph
- 93presBlairICo
loc: ml - BRYN MAWR
- 825 Montgomery, E/Merion Ave
bldg: 1880 c? - - Hutton cite

J W Townsend

S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 101: "The Townsend brothers, connected with the Cambria Iron Works, and Mr. Kellogg are also here."

Refs to EYT in John W. Townsend, The Old 'Main Line' (n.p., 1922)



**LOGAN, JAMES A., JUDGE - POGHEGO - CHANDLER, T. P. - F,H23 [HriyFp]
bio: Logan, James Addison (1839-1902)m71 Elizabeth Marchand
- lawyer, judge, bar 1880,chief legal adv to PaRR - s=JALjr, b.1878,Haverford '00,EM+dUSrep
- d.29Oct'02
loc: ml - Bala
- Conshohocken St Rd (Mongo),wsd
bldg: 1880 c? - - eye dem

**ROBERTS, GEO. B. - PENCOYD - Furness & Evans FX2 [- pencl]
bio: Roberts, George Brooke(1833-97)m1SBrinton m2,1874 MPWilliams
- railroads, pres PaRR 1880-97, RPI 1849 - s/Isaac Warner R.
- d.30Jan97 - wife=Miriam Pyle Wlms
- atl
loc: ml - Bala
- n/Belmont
bldg: - 1883f alts- Furness cat dem

Roberts, "Pencoyd Farm":
RP, p. 12: photo from right of front shows new classical porch at right corner, oriel replacing entry porch, crenellated bay added between, addition beyond gambrel end.
RP, p. 17: "A pretty village has arisen at the Pennsylvania Bala, largely through the efforts of the public-spirited G/B.R/, who delighted to oversee improvements in building, and was a benefactor to city and country."
Roberts's ancestors from Bala in Wales.
RP, p. 18: ancient farmhouse of ancestors on property lovingly preserved by GBR.


**HARRIS, WASHINGTON - GRASSMORE - YARNALL, J. K. - F
bio: Harris, Washington G. (c1813-97), gas meter mfr at d.
- refiner,1886:h1431 Arch
- 188?:w/Harris,Helme,McIlhenny,metersd.10Jul97 - bio
loc: ml - Berwyn
- ??
bldg: 1880 c? - - eye, Yarnall's death

**THORPE, C. N. [..]- F
bio: Thorpe, Charles Newbold (c1850-91)
- watchcase mfr - new bdg 1890Constbl&TMRg
- 1886,89:pres, 19th & Brown d.26 Oct91
loc: ml - Berwyn- ssd Lancaster tpk, e/BerwynSta
bldg: 1820 c? - - eye??- T&M cites

**KENNEDY, FRANCIS W. - ARDSHEIL - DAY, F. M. - F,G70 [- riy]
bio: Kennedy, Francis Wright (1843-) m1873 Simons
- banker, 1889:pres Spring Garden NB - s/Thos Kennedy, fndg pres of bank
loc: ml - Bradford Hills
bldg: 1889 - - BG Jan 1889, BDW Mar 1889 - ext

**CHILDS, GEORGE W. - WOOTTON - MCARTHUR, J. - F,H03
bio: Childs, George William (1829-94) m. Peterson, d/publ.
- publisher, Public Ledger - d.3Feb94 - EPB6,11
loc: ml - Bryn Mawr
- ssd Bryn Mawr Ace, e/Radnor Rd
bldg: 1880 - - Ashmead,DelCo,1884, Bldg May83- PT10Apr87, - alt

John W. Townsend, The Old 'Main Line' (n.p., 1922) p84: Many farms outside of the Bryn Mawr tract were early bought by Philadelphians for country houses. Among the first to purchase was George W Childs, who took up a large property on the new road that had just been laid out."



**FUGUET, STEPHEN O. - SYLVULA - HUTTON, ADDISON - F,H13G
bio: Fuguet, Stephen o.
- mfr, cigars 1889:w/Stephen Fuguet & Sons,segars
- f=importer/c - father & namesake SF,d.28Dec77,age83
- SOF
loc: ml - Bryn Mawr- c Montgomery & Roberts Ave
bldg: 1877 - - Huttn diaries - T&M sold c. 1889 - alt


Fuguet, Sylvula
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 101: "Thomas C. NcVitty's fine lawn and large house, with broad porches, at the corner of Roberts Road and Montgomery Avenue, is a beautiful place, with its bright hedge. Stephen Fuguet built the house."
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 166: "Beechwood" "A very large number of finely-developed beech trees gives name to this place at the corner of Montgomery Avenue and Roberts Road. The property, comprising four and a half acres, is owned by Thomas E. McVitty. He purchased it about 1889 of Stephen O. Fuguet, who built the house as his own abode. The material is fine buff brick, and the plan is a beautiful one, so that the place is well known in the neighborhood. The location at the corner of the two avenues is a desirable one, and displays the house to good advantage. The ground slopes to the west, affording a fine view."


**RAWLE, JAMES - CASTLEFINN - FURNESS & EVANS - F
bio: Rawle, James (1842-1912) m71 Charlotte Collins Parker(1842-)
- mfr,1886:w/J.G.Brill & Co, car mfrs - s/Francis W R/
- civ engr, PaRRd2May1912 - dau/Charles C. Parker MD
loc: ml - Bryn Mawr
- Bryn Mawr Ave, ne/Wootton
bldg: 1875 c? - - eye, 1884 Ashmead ill. -

**WHITNEY, JOHN R. - GLENWOOD FARM - F
bio: Whitney, John Randall m Louisa Caldwell Butler
- mfr 1886:w/A Whitney & Sons, car wheels - s=Chas henry W., 1861-,Havfd'83
loc: ml - Bryn Mawr
- swc Roberts Ave & Old lancastr
bldg: 1860 c? - - eye

John R. Whitney
p16: "built the first modern 'palatial residence' on the Main Line, although it does not seem so paltial now, compared with the hundreds that have followed it." Now occ by Stanley Flagg.

John W. Townsend, The Old 'Main Line' (n.p., 1922)



**WILBUR, H. O. - BRYN WOOD - F
bio: Wilbur, Henry O. m Harriet Almira Lawrence
- mfr,chocolates, 1886: H. O. Wilbur & Sons, chocolate & Cocoa - s=Harry Lawrence Wilbur,Hvrfd '83
loc: ml - Bryn Mawr
- nsd Montgomery s/ Roberts
bldg: 1865 c? -- eye


Wilbur
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 101: "Mr. Wilbur has a pleasing home near the avenue ..."


**HARRIS, W. T. -[..] HEWITT, G. W. - F
bio: Harris, William Thompson (1856- )m81 Caroline Okie(d1918) m2
- printer, 1897:ret from Geo. S. Harris & Sons, printers - s/Geo Sheppard Harris litho&Anna M Thpsn
- EPB 15:220
loc: ml - Cynwyd
- Highland w/Bryn Mawr Ave
bldg: 1886 - - BG, T&M -

**McGEORGE, WILLIAM JR. - THE HIGHLANDS - Chandler, T. P., F,H40G
bio: McGeorge, William jr & Mary Armadelle Clark
- lawyer, bar1870 - s=Percy McGeorge,b1865 NYC,UP'86
-
loc: ml - Cynwyd
- ssd Montgomery,w/Bryn Mawr Ave
bldg: alts - 1888 - - T&M alts 1888, TPC
sl

McGeorge
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p.46: "Mr. McGeorge's place is seen on the hill on Montgomery Avenue."


**EARL, HARRISON - EARLHAM - FURNESS & EVANS - F,H09G
bio: Earl, Harrison (1812-94) m Poultney, d/Jas Poultney
- inherited wealth, traveler, art collector,'art patron' - s/Clayton Earl & Cornelia Harrison
- d.18Sep94 - bio
loc: ml - Devon
- 123 Old Lancaster Rd -
bldg: 1880 c? - - eye - alt
sl

**JOHNSON, BARCLAY - PENN CASA - WILLIAMSON, T. R. - F
bio: Johnson, barclay
- broker, 1886:21 N Front, 1895:w/W. H. Cooper & Co., brokers
loc: ml - Devon
- 119 Old Lancaster Road
bldg: 1885 c? - - eye- alt

**PASSMORE, E. G. [..]- F
bio: Passmore, Everett G.
- 1889:w/Graham, Emlen & Passmore, agricultural implements
loc: ml - HAVERFORD Sta.
- nsd Mongomery, nec Booth
bldg: 1870 c? - - eye- dem



**GRISCOM, JOHN D., DR - OAKHURST - F
bio: Griscom, John Denn, MD (1809-90) m39 Margaret Woodnut Acton
- physician, UPmed 1838, declinig yrs travel abroad - s/Wm&Ann Stewart Griscom, sons CAG,WWG
- d.23Jul90 -
loc: ml Haverford
- - Montgomery c Cheswold
bldg: 1880 c? - - eye- dem


**BAIRD, THOS. E. [..]- WINDRIM, J. H. - F,H52G
bio: Baird, Thomas Evans
- marble workers, w/ John Baird & Sons - JB&S=marble, fnded by JB (1820-94)
- - fam
loc: ml Haverford Sta- - ssd Cheswold Ave
bldg: 1883 c? - - eye, PAFICo, by85 PhPress - dem



**BOOTH, JAS. C. - MIDHOPE - HUTTON, ADDISON - F,H32G
bio: Booth, James Curtis (1810-88) m Margaret M Cardeza
- chemist, profCHS, UP - s/Geo Booth & Ann Bolton
- UP 1829,RPI1831, - d.21Mar88
loc: ml Haverford Sta- - wsd Booth Lane,n/Montgomery
bldg: 1875 - - DTB - x plan - dem



**BROWN, SAML. B. - ROSTREVOR - CHANDLER, T. P. - F,H29
bio: Brown, Samuel B. (1843-1932)
- merchant, drygoods 1889:w/Wood, Brown & Co.&G.B. Haines & Co

loc: ml Haverford Sta n end Booth Lane
bldg: 1884 - - T&M, ill Bldg 11 Dec 1886 PT 7 Aug 87,per Bldg- dem
sl


**GRISCOM, CLEMENT A. - DOLOBRAN - FURNESS & EVANS - F,H10G
bio: Griscom,ClementActon(1841-1912)m1862Frances Canby Biddle,d23
- transportn, shipping lines, naval architect - s/Dr John D Griscom
- d10Nov1912
loc: mlHaverford Sta
- - nsd Greys Lane
bldg: 1881 c.-94 - Furness cat - alt


Griscom, Dolobran
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 127, photo: shows addn to right, w/ 3 story hipped tower, chimney w/ plaque, end porch, 1st story bay near junction.
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 142: "comprises somewhat more than eighty acres, of a rolling, uneven nature . . . "


**SYLVESTER, FRED'K - BYTHEWOOD - F
bio: Sylvester, Frederick
- real est, 1889:w/Frederick Sylvester & Bro (w/Charles S.),re - bro=Chas Sylvester -
- - 1:John Struthers
loc: mlHaverford Sta
- - sec Booth & Glyn-Wynn
bldg: 1878 c? - - eye (blt pre86 f/JohnStruthers - dem/s


Sylvester, Bythewood
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 138: "By-the-wood" name given by FS "opposite a wood on Dr. Evans's property. Seven acres of ground are in this country-place, extending from Booth's Lane to Gray's Lane, with a frontage on Glynwynne Avenue. Mr. Sylvester purchased this ground and house in A.D. 1886 of John Struthers, who had erected the dwelling. It has been altered and materially improved by the present owner. The variety of trees planted by Mr. Struthers and Mr. Sylvester have formed a beautiful natural park. The mansion is of stone, the upper part being shingled."

**SNOWDEN, A. LOUDON - HAVOD - HALE, W. - F,H07G
bio: Snowden, Archibald Loudon (1837-1912)m Eliz Robinson Smith
- lawyer, Phila postmaster 1877-85, UP law, consul to Greece - s/Dr Issac Wayne S. m Louden
- d6Sept1912 - w=d/IsaacBS
loc: ml Haverford Sta.
- - 429 W Montgomery Ave, w/Grays
bldg: 1881 by - - AABN 19 Feb 1881- - PT24Ap87,AABN- dem
sl


**STAMBACH, S. P. - MARK LODGE - F -
bio: Stambach, Servestus P.
- 1886: Stambach & Love, plumbers materials - -
- - bio
loc: ml Haverford Sta.
- - nsd Montgomy Ave, e/ Cheswsold
bldg: 1885 c? - - eye -



**ELLIS, RUDULPH - FOX HILL - CHANDLER, T. P. - F,H45G [pencl]
bio: Ellis, Rudulph (1837-1915) m1866 Helen Struthers -
- broker, R. Ellis & Co - s/Francis A. & Eliza Howard Ellis
- d23Sep1915
loc: ml Lower Merion
- - Bryn Mawr & S Ithan Ave, nec
bldg: 1881 - AABN 14 Jan 1882, Hotchkn,T&M - AABN 5 Mar87 82

Ellis, Fox Hill
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 163. photo: nearly same view, no major changes.
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 169-70: name originated in abundance of foxes in the neighborhood. "The beautiful stone mansion was built in A.D. 1881, Theophilus P. Chandler being the architect. The piazza and porte-cochère, and terrace, with the ornamental stone wall with a serrated top at the base, and the red-tiled roof form a fine picture, which can only be fully appreciated by riding up the winding macadamized drive, which has a pretty cottage at the entrance. The vines which cover the stonework of the mansion, specially one of the high chimneys, are a striking feature. The out-buildings are in good taste. The "cabin," as it is styled, was added as a billiard and recreation room, and has a cheerful appearancxe with its rustic interior finished in cherry wood. The woodwork, which is shown in the wainscot and rafters and stairway of the hall, and other rooms, has a pleasing effect. The curve of the drive to this elevated site constantly displays new and delightful views, and the summit commands one of the widest and finest landscapes in the region, showing varied hill and dale and wood. . . . The trees whkch cover the lawn stand in natural beauty, and with no so-called attempted improvement by art. The hedges on both sides of the road are a verdant introduction, while a ha-ha wall, topped with honeysuckles, runs down to Ithan Avenue."

**CAMPBELL, JAMES A. - THE MAPLES - WILLIAMSON, T. R. - F,G62 [riy]
bio: Campbell, james a.
- finance - -
- 1889: installments -
loc: ml - Merion
- 1895: collections - Merion Ave, n/ Highland
bldg: 1887 - - BG87 -

**CRAWFORD, GEORGE L. - HOMEACRE - LINFOOT, BENJAMIN - F[riy]
bio: Crawford, George Lewis (-1908)
- lawyer 1886:w/ Crawford & Dallas, Princeton 1851,54 bar 1855 -
- - Princetn bio
loc: ml - Merion
- - ssd Hazlehurst, e/Wynnewood
bldg: 1886 - - T&M -

**GODFREY, LINCOLN - MELROSE - CHANDLER, T. P. - F,H33 -
bio: Godfrey, Lincoln (1850-1916) m Simpson -
- merc, drygoods, 1886:w/Wm Simpson Sons & Co.,treas PE dioces - s/Benjmn G Godfrey,MrsLG=d/Wm Simpson jr
- - bio
loc: ml - Merion
- - ssd Highland Ave
bldg: 1885 by - PPress mention,27Sept85
sl

L. Godfrey, Melrose
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 45: "F. Hires is on Highland Avenue, having purchased a fine property formerly belonging to Lincoln Godfrey. The mansion, with its red roof, is a pretty picture."


**HARRISON, JOSEPH G. - OLD ORCHARD - ROGERS, T. M. - F[riy]
bio: Harrison, Joseph G.
- confectioner - -
- - fam
loc: ml - Merion
- - 237 Merion Ave., 19066
bldg: 1890 - - BG,5Fe90(Constable Bros & TMR) ext

**HARTSHORNE, CHARLES - HOLMHURST - HUTTON, ADDISON - F -
bio: Hartshorne, Charles (1829-1908) m1859 Caroline Cope Yarnall
- railroads, 1887:vp Lehigh VRR - s/Dr.Joseph H.1779-1850,m1813AnnaBonsall
- grad Haverfd 1847 - d30Oct1908
loc: ml - Merion
- - Hazlehurst, nsd, e/Wynnewood
bldg: 1884-86 - - Hotchkin,T&M -

Hartshorne, Holmhurst
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p.51: photo, from slightly diff angle
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 62: name is Saxon for "home by the wood"; The ample and beautiful dwelling of stone and slate was designed by Addison Hutton, and constructed of Trenton brownstone." finished in 1886, Hutton. 20 acres, 6 of them wooded.


**THOMSON, FRANK - CORKERHILL - FURNESS & EVANS - FX3H11G[riy]
bio: Thomson, Frank (1841-99) m1866 Mary Elizabeth Clarke, d1887 -
- railroads, vp PaRR, 1888 - s/Alxr & Jane Graham Thomson
- pres 1897-99 - d.5Jun99
loc: ml - Merion
- - nec Merion Ave & Latch's La
bldg: 1885 by - PPress,Se85,BG89,Furness cat89 dem

F. Thomson, Corkerhill
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 38: "It is a stone house, and there is a conservatory near it. The light-colored woodwork and pretty porch and pleasant hall are noteworthy features. [name from Scotch family connected w/ Thomson's. blt about 8 years ago {1889} by present owner. "'The Cabin' is a shingled rustic building for recreation. Furness, Evans & Co. were the architects of the present building. A former house was burned. Fine chestnut trees extend their heads high in the air in the lawn, and a large flower garden and a good stable complete the picture. A fine hedge runs along Union Avenue, and a grove of trees gives a rural appearance to the place."

refs in John W. Townsend, The Old 'Main Line' (n.p., 1922)



**BELFIELD, T. B. [..]- WINDRIM, J. H. - F,H53
bio: Belfield, Thomas Broom (1838-)
- iron founder 1893: w/ H. Belfield & Co, - father d. 1890 -
loc: ml - Narberth
- - 206 Price,w/ Narberth Ave, ssd
bldg: 1884,aft - Hotchkin RP, land purchase - ext
sl

Belfield,
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 75, photo, slightly diff. vantage point.
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 81: "T. Broom Belfield bought six acres of land for his beautiful country-seat from Edward Price in 1884 . . . The old Columbia Railroad passed through the farm, and crossed one corner of the property, the original granite blocks upon which the rails were laid being in the ground, and of which Mr. Belfield built four gate-posts, which he calls four monuments of the first railroad to the West in this State. The roadway had been abandoned over thirty years before he bought his lot. The architect of the house, which is of wood and stone, with modern improvements, was Mr. James H. Windrim. Mr. Ensinger (now deceased) was the builder. The dwelling is on a high elevation. There is an artesian well and rain-water cistern, and gas and electricity light the mansion. There is a stone and frame stable. There are two acres in lawn, enclosed by an iron fence."

**RICHARDS, E. M. - ELMHURST - F [pencl]
bio: Richards, e. m.
loc: ml - Narberth
- - Narberth Ave,s/Belfield hse
bldg: 1880 c? - - eye -

**PUGH, C. E. [..]- F -
bio: Pugh, Charles Edmund (1841-1913)m1894 Clara Jaggard
- railroads, Gen Manager PaRR 1882-93 - s/Elijah & Eliza Taylor Pugh
- d8Apr1913 -
loc: ml - OVERBROOK
- - nec Wynnewood & City Line Ave
bldg: 1840 c? - - eye (1889 alts by WBPowell?)

Charles E. Pugh
RP, p. 30: res "surrounded by ample grounds, embracing a wooded lawn. The stone house is adorned and made more comfortable by a piazza. The interior woodwork is pretty. A summer house under the trees has an inviting look. A stone gateway is another feature of this pleasant country seat."

Pugh
John W. Townsend, The Old 'Main Line' (n.p., 1922), p78: a v-p PA RR
"bought the old Peter McCall place at Overbrook."




**CHAMBERS, CYRUS JR. [..]- Hazlehurst & Huckel - F [pencl]
bio: Chambers, Cyrus jr. (1833-1911) m1868 Mary A Pyle
- mfr and inventor, 1886:Chambers Bros & Co., machinists - s/John P. Chambers, miller&Susanna Pusey
- atl
loc: ml - Overbrook
- wsd City Line Ave
bldg: 1888 - - B&D Aug '88 - dem

**GODEY, FRANK [..]- PRICE, BENJ. D. - F
bio: Godey, frank
?s/Louis Antoine Godey (1804-29Nov78)? bio, newsp art?
loc: ml - Overbrook
- City Line Ave
bldg: 1889 or 82 - dem - date on balustrade -
looks like 1889.

**SIMPSON, WILLIAM JR. - INGEBORG - CHANDLER, T. P. - F,H39G -
bio: Simpson, William jr. m Emma C Morgan - Sheldon
- merc, 1889:w/WS&Sons, yarns,&WSSons & Co, drygoods
s=Wm Percy Simpson, Lynedoch
loc: ml - Overbrook
- Lancaster Pk,ssd, opp Bowman
bldg: 1880 - - AABN 31 May 1884- RP-c. 85, PT31Jul87
date on bldg 1884 in right gable

W. Simpson, Jr., Ingeborg
RP, p. 34: "this beautiful residence, with its German name, built in Elizabethan style, with its ivy-clad gables, and well-kept lawn and splendid view. An open hall discloses a gallery above. . . . The mansion was erected by Mr. Simpson twelve years ago [ca. 1885]. The fireplaces are a striking feature."
RP, p. 46: "Mr. William Simpson, Jr., has an extensive and fine place at the corner of New Lancaster Pike and Highland Avenue. The house is a costly one, designed by T. P. Chandler."



**SIMPSON, WILLIAM SR. - ASHDALE - WELSH, P. A. - F,H57G -
bio: Simpson, William Sr. (d.1888)
- merc, 1886:WS&Sons,cottongds&WSSons & Co, drygoods,com mers

loc: ml - Overbrook
- nsd Highland Ave, w/Old Lanc
bldg: 1875 c? - - eye, 1877 PAFICo for HyS.- PAFICo 18:10510
sl

**TOWNSEND, J. BARTON - [Blancoyd] - Cope & Stewardson F [- pencl]
bio: Townsend, John Barton (1865-) m Eliabeth Williams
- 1889: clerk, 409 Chestnut, 1893:asst trust offcr, Provdt L&T - s/John BTsr &Ada E Barton
loc: ml - Overbrook
- nec City Ave & Merion
bldg: - 1889 - - BG89,T&M - dem

**TOWNSEND, JOHN B. JR. - [Raynham] - Chandler, T. P. - F [pencl]
bio: Townsend, Joseph Brevitt jr (1861-) m.Eliz Palmer Bispham - eye
- lawyer, 709 Walnut, w/father, UP82,llb84
- s/John B. Townsend sr & A E Barton
loc: ml - Overbrook
- sec Latch's &Raynham
bldg: 1885 c? - - T&M 1885 TPC for JBT'Greys

J. B. Townsend Jr.
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 37: on City Ave "a pleasant stone dwelling, with a grove in the rear, adjoining his father's place, which is well wooded, with roses to welcome one with fragrance and beauty on a June day." name is Blancoyd.
"The son's place is named Raynham. The house is of stone, with a red roof, and gables and window balcony."


**TOWNSEND, JOHN B. SR. - GREYSTONE - F
bio: Townsend, Joseph Brevitt Sr (1821-96) &Adaline Eliza Barton
- lawyer, real est, bar 1842, pres Jeff Med Coll in 1896 - PAFICo 23:13711 -
- d.11Oct96 - 4sons:JBartonT,JBTjr,JamesPT,CCT
loc: ml - Overbrook
- City Line Ave opp 60th
bldg: 1870 c? - - eye- dem

JBT
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 37: "The solid house of the father, with its bay-windows, shows a comfortable abode. A grand oak tree, with wide-spreading limbs has owned a piece of the ground for many years, whatever human tenants may claim. A rustic seat beneath it invites repose in summer, and may remind one of balmy airs if seen in winter." =Greystone.


**GEST, J. M. [..]- Hazlehurst & Huckel - F [pencl]
bio: Gest, John Marshall(1859-1934)m1888 Emily Judson Baugh,d/Edw
- lawyer, judge, Orphans Ct, UP'79,MA'82,bar1882 - s/John Barnard Gest&Eliz Ann Purves
- d30Nov1934
loc: ml - Overbrook, Phila
- 5630 City Line Ave
bldg: 1888 - - B&D, June '88 - dem

**GEST, JOHN B. [..]- Wilson Brothers - F [pencl]
bio: Gest, John Barnard(1823-1907)m52ElizabethAnnPurves(c1828-16)
- banker, lawyer 1886: vp Fidelity Ins T &SD, UP'44,bar 1847 - s/John Gest & Ann Barnard
- d1Mar1907
loc: ml - Overbrook, Phila
- City Line Ave, esd
bldg: 1887 - - B&D, Sept 1887 - dem


**SCULL, DAVID - THE CHESTNUTS - HUTTON, ADDISON - F,H55G
bio: Scull, David (1836-1907) Hvfd'54 m Hannah Coale (d.1871)
- wool merchant, 1889:w/David Scull & Co. - s=Wm Ellis Scull
- vp Bryn Mawr Coll d22Nov1907 - ?DS(1836-)mLydiaLppnctt
- - Hfvd cat, atl
loc: ml - Overbrook, Phila
- - 5820 City line Ave
bldg: 1870 - - Huttn diaries,70 Hotchkin:71 - ext
sl

David Scull
RP, p. 20, photo, amid more greenery, and house called "Leighton Place."
RP, p.22:
named after the Sculls in Leighton Court, Hertfordshire, Eng. Noted for contour of land, lawns, chestnut trees, some 3rd generation. "Artists and architects have admired the monarchs, which, standing by themselves, without being crowded, have developed most symmetrical shapes, while a fine collection of rhododendrons complete the picture." rustic summer house, with floor and thatched roof amid clump of 7, and crow's nest in clump of 6. "The granite of the neighborhood provided the stone which formed the dwelling, which is located on an eminence commanding a delightful view.
On the side facing Overbrook Farms there are tastefully laid out gardens and extensive buildings, including houses for the coachman and gardener, a commodious coach-house and stable, and greenhouses; and various other buildings suited to a country place covering nineteen acres, which was the first purchase in the division of the old George estate." erected in 1871 from plans by AH.


**SCULL, EDWARD, MRS. - EGERTON HOUSE - HUTTON, ADDISON - F
bio: Scull, Edward Lawrence(1846-84),m1879 Sarah Eliz Marshall, w
- editor, wool merchant, Havfd'64 - s/David Scull &Lydia Lippincott(c1799-54
- - atl
loc: ml - Overbrook, Phila
- - 5760 City Line Ave
bldg: 1882 - - in gable, T&M - - ext

**BIDDLE, WALTER L. C. - BIDDULPH - F,H56 -
bio: Biddle, Walter L. C. m Pauline Carter/VA
- lawyer - -
- - 1:Brooke, 2:Biddle ml - Radnor
- - nwc County Line Rd& Gulf Cr Rd
bldg: 1818 - - PhTimes,gate by 1887 -
sl

**CONVERSE, J. H. - CHETWYND - WILSON BROS & CO - F,H54 -
bio: Converse, John Heman(1840-1910)m1873 Eliz P.Thompson(1838-06)
- mfr, pres Baldwin Locomotive Works, PaRR to 1870,Bd of CityT- s/John Kendrick Converse, VT
- d3 May1910
loc: ml - Radnor
- - ssd Lancaster Pike,s/Garrett R
bldg: 1882-90 - - Hotchkin - - WB book
sl

Converse, Chetwynd
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 185: first purch of land, 1881; orig hse 1882-83; greater part built in 1883 by JHC, "but several important additions have been made, greatly increasing the accommodations, and adding to the picturesqueness and interest of the building. In 1887 a one-story wing was built, connecting with the library on the rear. This was designed and finished as a gallery for pictures and other works of art, with top-lighting for day and night. The entrance from the grounds was arranged at the rear with a vestibule, which was carried up as a turret, and forms a very picturesque feature. In 1890 were added a music-room off the parlor, and the "indian Room" projecting from the side of the library, which then became a sort of lobby to the art gallery on one side and the Indian room on the other. These additions were all carried up to the full height of the house, and gave accommodations for additional bed-rooms, etc., in the upper stories, the music-room forming a tower flanking the principal front of the house. The house is built of gray stone, the gables being of timber work with rough-cast panels, and the roofs covered with red slate, with terra-cotta ridges, etc. It is beautifully situated on the top of a high piece of ground sloping toward the Lancaster Pike, and shows well from all directions, commanding a fine view. It is one of the most elevated sites n this neighborhood." WB& Co, architects of orig and all adds. "The stone was chiefly quarried on the property. The hall shows the woodwork and stairway in rich designs. The parlor is large, and the bays in this room and the hall add much to the picturesque effect of the ceiling."
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 191, photo: rusticated 3 -sty tower added to left of facade, prev. pyramid capped bay there removed.

refs in John W. Townsend, The Old 'Main Line' (n.p., 1922)



**GARRISON, D. R. - CHEPSTOW - BOYDEN, A. J. - F
bio: Garrison, David R. m Maria M. Pleiss -
- merchant, dressed lumber 1886:w/ Gillingham, Garrison & Co -
loc: ml - Radnor
- - nec KofP Rd & Hare's La
bldg: 1885 c? - eye -

**MONTGOMERY, W. W. - LAINSHAW - FURNESS & EVANS - F -
bio: Montgomery, William Woodrow(1845-1921)m1Rebecca Waln Leaming
- lawyer, UP, bar 1867 - s/Richd R Mo.& Eliz binney,dauHorace
- off w/ bro Archibald R Montgomery - -
loc: ml - Radnor
- - wsd KofP Rd,n/Hare's La
bldg: 1878 c? - - eye, Hotchkin -

W W Montgomery, Lainshaw
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 230: S Sloan's house for Theodore Dehon Rand, Rocklynne, 1876, was first to bld country seat near Radnor Sta. WWM adjoining, hse rose shortly thereafter. Lainshaw "is on a hill, which commands a view along the valley for many miles."

**HEYL, GEO. A. - REDSTONE - SLOCUM, S. G. - FX2,H99 -
bio: Heyl, George Anthony
- mfr 1886:pres Gloucester Mfg Co., calico printers
loc: ml - Rosemont
- - Thornbrook & Ithan
bldg: 1888 - - FFI 67731, Hotchkin, B&DJan 89

Heyl, Redstone
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p.214: 10 acres. "The house is constructed of red stone, brought from the Hudson River region, in New York. S. Gifford Slocum, of Saratoga, was the designer. The dwelling was erected in 1888. . . There is a beautiful lawn, studded with shrubbery, and enclosed by hedges of osage orange and Norway spruce, which add much to the charm of the place. The tasteful dwellig fits its surroundings. The stable is of stone, cement, and wood, being a peculiar construction. . . . The quaint stable, and the red roof of the mansion here, and its projecting chimney draw the attention of the passing traveler."

**WILLIAMS, E. H., DR. - WENTWORTH - WILSON BROS - F,G66 [FregGp]
bio: Williams, Edward Higginson (1824-99)m48Cornelia Bailey Pratt
- railroads, PaRR, 1865-70,MD, mfr, Baldwin loco Wks 1870-, - s/Norman W.&Mary Ann Wentworth Brown,VT
- d.21Dec99 -
loc: ml - Rosemont- - nsd Roberts Rd, w/Conestoga
bldg: 1883 c? - - eye, 1884 plate -

**RUNK, WM. M. - LLANDEILO - ANDREWS, W. S. (d.1889) - F,H35G
bio: Runk, William M. (c1846-92)
- merc, 1889: w/ Darlington, Runk & Co., drygoods, 1126 Chestn - d.5 Oct92 -
loc: ml - St. David's
- - nec St. David's & Ithan
bldg: 1880 c? - - eye, PPress-there by Sep85 - dem


**STEWART, ROBERT - HILAIRE - FRASER, JOHN - F,H06G
bio: Stewart, Robert (d.1896)
- mfr, snuff 1889: w/Stewart,Ralph & Co.,snuff-incl SAHendrksn - - - fam
loc: ml - St. David's
- - ssd St David's Ave, opp IthanA
bldg: 1885 by - - mentd PTimes Sept85 - - dem

**SMITH, EDMUND - STONELEIGH - WILSON BROS. & CO. - F,G63 [Gpencl ]
bio: Smith, Edmund (1829-95) m51 Arabella Barnes (d 1898)
- railroads 1886: 1st vp PaRR at d. - s/Robert Hobart Smith(1792-58)&MaryPitts
- d.31Jul95 - S&W 3:2196
- - WBros
loc: mlVillanova
- - wsd Spring Mill Rd ab Cnty LiA
bldg: 1880 c? -- eye, WB'85 -

Smith
John W. Townsend, The Old 'Main Line' (n.p., 1922), p78: PRR's VP "Mr. Edmind Smith consodered land near the present haverforsd station and thought that $300 per acre was too much, so he purchased up Villa Nova, where Saamuel T. Bodine lives. It is now worth $20,000 an acre."



**BERWIND, CHAS. F. - MINDEN - KENNEDY, R. G. F,H31G -
bio: Berwind, Charles F. (1846-90)
- coal, 1889: pres, Berwind-White Coal Mining Co., fr 1886 d4Dec90 s/John Berwind -
Newpt b
loc: ml - Wynnewood
bldg: - 1887 by - - PhTimes article - - - PT19,25Jun87,

**HENSZEY, W. P. - RED LEAF - FURNESS & EVANS - F,H05G
bio: Henszey, William Peddle (1832-1909) m1857 Anne B Hitchcock
- mfr, locomotives Baldwin Locomotive Works since 1859 - s/Saml C H., banker -
- d23Mar1909
loc: ml - Wynnewood
- - ssd Lancaster Pk e/Morris
bldg: 1881 - - Hotchkin, Furness cat, PAFICo - PAFICo 22:12903,21: - dem-s

Henszey, Red Leaf
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 91, photo: appears to show adds to left of front, with round bay, addtl jerkinhead pavilion.
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, pp. 106-09: "The property contains about forty-eight acres, and the greater part was purchased from the estate of Thomas P. Remington, who, about forty-five years ago [1852], had a very large tract, which he laid out as a aprk, with drives and walks, planting it with a great variety of trees . . . The house stands about two hundred feet from Lancaster Avenue, which it faces, and is built of a dark gray stone from the neighborhood, with some brick and frame, making altogether an agreeable combination. It was erected in 1881 from plans by Messrs. Furness & Evans, the well-known architects. The most prominent features of the front are a stone piazza and porte-cochère, a brick and frame tower, and a large semicircular window, rising the full height of the building. The main hall, extending through to the back porch, is finished in cherry, and has a paneled ceiling. On the right of this hall are the reception and drawing-rooms. The reception-room is finished in mahogany, with frescoed walls and ceiling. The drawing-room is in white and gold, and is a typical example of Louis XVI style. Opposite the drawing room is the music room, with wainscoting and ceiling of oak. From the music-room you enter the dining-room, which has many novel features, and is quite beautiful. The wainscoting and beams of ceiling are of quartered oak. In the celining is a skylight with cathedral glass, at the end of the room a fine, large fireplace and mantel of Caen stone, handsomely carved, woth a semicircular stained-glass window opening through the chimney breast. The stairway is a pleasing feature in the hall, and has a large stained-glass window on the landing. In the hall opposite the stairs is a large stone fireplace, with mantel and looking-glass above. Through an arched passage you enter the library, a very attractive room. The book-cases, wainscoting and beams of ceiling are of mahogany, and the large fireplace and chimney of red sandstone make quite a striking feature. Beyond the library and extending across the east end of the house is the art-room. In this room may be found excellent examples of most of the prominent painters, as well as handsome bronzes and statuary. The second floor contains the sleeping-rooms, with dressing and bath-rooms, also linen-room and fine large sitting-room. The third floor has store-rooms and servants' quarters. Distributed through the house may be found a large collection of interesting and valuable bric-a-brac, much of which has been purchased by Mr. Henszey in his travels abroad, and altogether the house has a very homelike and attractive appearance. In addition to the house there are on the grounds stable, greenhouses, and houses for coachman and gardener."

Henszey
John W. Townsend, The Old 'Main Line' (n.p., 1922), p86: "The Main line has been indebted to the Baldwin Locomotive Works for many of its most helpful citizens and their showplaces. First, Mr. Henszey, an old Wilgoss boarder, laid out his large place at Wynnewood."



**LUCAS, JOHN C. - CLOVER HILL - F,H51 -
bio: Lucas, John C. (c1847-88) -
- banker, 1886:pres Keystone Nat Bank - -
- Gid W Marsh=treasd.18Aug88 - bio-potter
loc: ml - Wynnewood
- - Lancaster, w/Bowman -
bldg: 1810 c? - eye -
sl

**NORRIS, THADDEUS [..]- KENNEDY, R. G. - F -
bio: Norris, Thaddeus II(1846-98)m70 Marie Olga Harrison (1847-)
- - s/TN.Jr(1811-77)&Dorothea Abel,d/JosH&SP
loc: ml - Wynnewood
- - ssd Lancaster, w/Remington
bldg: 1880 c? -- eye -

**SHORTRIDGE, N. PARKER - PENN GROVE - HUTTON, ADDISON - F,H24
bio: Shortridge, Nathan Parker(1829-1915)m53ElizabethJaneRundlett
- merchant, comm merch, dir PaRR, pres PNB 1900- -
- d3Jan1915 - b.NH
- - s/JohnHartS/(1788-45), w.b.St Louis
loc: ml - Wynnewood
- - nsd Lancaster Pike, e/WynnewdR
bldg: 1780c.80al -- alt 1880s &1891-T&M, AH- - T&M src 1891

N P Shortridge
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 102: "N. Parker Shortridge's mansion stretches along the pike, and a aalrge farm is in its rear. Mrs. Earle's property adjoins it. The house lies back from the road, the grounds furnishing a wide lawn."
S. F. Hotchkin, Rural Pennsylvania, 1897, p. 106: "N. Parker Shortridge's residence is in a cheerful lawn, studded with trees, which surround the dwelling. A hedge bounds the lawn. The property adjoins Wynnewood Station."
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