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Old 07-29-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Hi, I am looking for any infomation about the Lynnewood Hall mansion in Elkins Park, Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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lots of info if you google.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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I could not find info, such as what did the interiors look like.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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I unfortunately don't have information on the interiors, though I grew up around the corner from it. However, the architects involved many of the homes and buildings in Elkins Park and Glenside area are relatively famouse. Check out Horace Trumbauer, who designed Lynnewood, and Julian Abel, who designed the home I grew up in as well as parts of the Art Museum. There is a book you can buy on the architecture for Elkins Park at Barnes and Noble. In addition, you can all the Cheltenham Township building for additional information, they maye even give you floor plans. I know this because my mother called after finding out Julien Abel designed our home and wanted to learn more. Be pushy! It helps!
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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Thanks
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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I am not from the area so I would like inbfo suchas the current owners and picts if anyone has them
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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I've never seen or heard of Lynnewood Hall (actually don't even know where Elkins Park is) but a quick search on google turned up this page: Lynnewood Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that shows that it is currently vacant but owned by the First Korean Church of New York. I used the keywords, "Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, owners".
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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I too am looking for current info on Lynnewood Hall. Is it still vacant? Owned by the FK Church of NY? How does one contact the owner? Did any interior pictures surface?
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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email me and we'll chat lynnewood hall. I've gleaned a bit of info on this otherwise unknown house! Moderator Cut: Posting your e-mail address on a public forum isn't recommended. Inviting a Direct Message would be better.

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:28 AM
 
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Hello, The present interior of Lynnewood Hall is not in anyway the same as when the Wideners lived there. The panels, fireplaces, lights and other fixtures were sold off at auction by the Faith Theological Seminary when it realized it was steeped in debt. Included in the auctions were the figures in the front water fountains. The seminary list the home to foreclosure some time ago and the Korean Church bought it but has met with legal battles are resistance in their using the property as they want to. They bought the house and grounds for 5.7 million several years ago. They probably have no photos of the house. You may want to contact the Anatheum of Philidelphia, Montgomery County Hist Society (if it exisits and the National Archives, they have some exterior photos and more than likely they have others but they may not know where they are. The Wideners donted much of their art to the National Gallery and the Philidelphia Art Museum and it is possble that they have photos of how the art looked in its placing in the house. Worth a shot. Good luck
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