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Demolished -- October, 2022


A Magnificent 1886 Samuel Hannaford designed mansion.

  This 8,026 sqft mansion has 33 rooms, including 10 bedrooms,

7 bathrooms, several fireplaces, and many other features. 





Samuel Hannaford                                                                                                                               


Samuel Hannaford (1835 - 1911) is one of the most admired architects of the late 19th century. His reputation has endured along with his buildings. His European influenced design is often referred to as Richardsonian Romanesque. Hannaford designed over 300 buildings in the Midwest region. His homes extend from New England to the Midwest and the South.

The 'Edgewood', was a large-scale mix of Victorian, Queen Anne and Romanesque styles.  Its three stories of random ashlar rock-faced sandstone with towers, gables and elaborate embellishments mark the owner as prominent and successful. It is distinguished by a large gable end, stone porch, and corner turret with conical slate cap and finial.  The front facade is marked by a projecting boxed gable end enclosing a dentilled cornice, elaborate stone embellishments around a man's head, and a group of five twenty-over-one windows with arched lintels. 


 “The problem is national in scope. In historic cities such as Philadelphia, it's particularly acute—prompting the Living Legacy Alternative Stewardship Project, sponsored by the William Penn Foundation and Pew. In 2000, Pew's Heritage Philadelphia Program discovered more than 300 historic house museums in the Philadelphia region alone. Fewer than 10 percent of those have endowments of any size, and more than 80 percent are facing preservation and maintenance costs of about $1 million each, while their operating budgets average only $100,000. If nothing changes within the next decade, the research suggests, dozens will be left with no caretakers, no money and no plans for rescue.”





The Fate of Beauty ...  1886 - 2022  






There are several Gilded Age mansions for private sale and relocation.  Four Romanesque, two Queen Anne, a Georgian Revival, and an English Tudor.   Prices have not been pre-determined but will be in the area of $ 2-4 million.  Interested parties contact us for information.









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