"I dream't I dwelt in marble halls"
Devoted to the histories and current state of the great mansions of America's Gilded Age.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park Estate of Peter A. B. Widener

Front Facade of Lynnewood Hall

Entrance of Lynnewood Hall

Westside view of Lynnewood Hall

Eastside view of Lynnewood Hall

Entrance Hall of Lynnewood Hall

Dining Room of Lynnewood Hall

Art Gallery of Lynnewood Hall

Follow This Link for AERIALS of Lynnewood Hall
See Life Magazine article about the AUCTION of Lynnewood Hall
See Life Magazine article about the ART GALLERY of Lynnewood Hall
See post on Edwardian Promenade


ChipSF said...

What is the status of Lynnewood now?

Kimmy said...

This is the mansion featured on Yahoo. (of all places)
The hope is that it can be saved and restored to its former glory.
It is a lovely ancestral home, I pray someone steps in and rescues it soon.


The Down East Dilettante said...

What a strange strange, story Lynnewood Hall has become. Something has to break the logjam soon, or it will be toast.

Kevin P said...

In the first picture the sculptures at the top of the front portico are missing. Was this photo taken while the mansion was being built or did Lynnewood Hall go through a renovation after being built? Also in the first photo there is a young girl at the front door, was she one of the Widener children?


I grew up around 10 minutes away from Lynnewood! It's absolutely amazing in its grandeur, and in a truly ASTOUNDING state of decay. It's gated and boarded up, but security isn't terribly tight and it's easy enough to sneak in. The lawn is an overgrown field of weeds over a foot high, and the house is in a state of decay. While it's beautiful in a romantic ruins sort of way, it baffles the mind as to how an historically significant home can fall into shambles like it has. Lauren

Anonymous said...

Kevin P.: Due to the grand scale of the building, what looks like a child is a full-grown adult at the front doors of Lynnewood Hall. The sculpture, missing in the earlier photograph, was installed by the Wideners to commemorate members of the family that were lost with the sinking of the titanic.

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