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Whitemarsh Hall: The Estate of Edward T. Stotesbury (Images of America)

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Whitemarsh Hall, known as "the Versailles of America," was one of the largest and most exquisite estates in North America. Edward Townsend Stotesbury, one of the wealthiest Philadelphians in the early twentieth century, commissioned renowned architect Horace Trumbauer to build the one-hundred-forty-sevenroom mansion in 1916 on three hundred acres just outside Philadelphia. Whitemarsh Hall, which took five years to build at an estimated cost of $10 million with all the furnishings, was a wedding present for his second wife. This book explores Whitemarsh Hall's construction, its heyday in the 1920s, the multiple impacts of the Great Depression, Stotesbury's death, and subsequent ownership over the next four decades, culminating in its eventual submission to decay, vandalism, and the wrecking ball in 1980.

About the Author

The Springfield Township Historical Society was established in 1985, in large part as a result of the township and its interested residents losing battles to save significant historical buildings, including Whitemarsh Hall. Board members Charles G. and Edward C. Zwicker actively research Springfield Township history and conduct presentations on topics of local interest. They also authored Springfield Township, Montgomery County with the historical society. The Springfield Township Historical Society was established in 1985, in large part as a result of the township and its interested residents losing battles to save significant historical buildings, including Whitemarsh Hall. Board members Charles G. and Edward C. Zwicker actively research Springfield Township history and conduct presentations on topics of local interest. They also authored Springfield Township, Montgomery County with the historical society. The Springfield Township Historical Society was established in 1985, in large part as a result of the township and its interested residents losing battles to save significant historical buildings, including Whitemarsh Hall. Board members Charles G. and Edward C. Zwicker actively research Springfield Township history and conduct presentations on topics of local interest. They also authored Springfield Township, Montgomery County with the historical society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738536170
With:
The Springfield Township Historical Soci
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
With:
The Springfield Township Historical Soci
Author:
Zwicker, Edward C.
Author:
Springfield Township Historical Society
Author:
Zwicker, Charles G.
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Philadelphia (pa.)
Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.) History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
PA
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
1400x1200

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