PA: Lynnewood Hall Mansion Pics?

Lynnewood Hall, a century-old stunner of a building just outside Philadelphia, is quietly crumbling.
There is a facebook group aiming to drum up interest in Lynnewood Hall. The group is trying to save the Lynnewood Hall mansion, it claims it shouldn't be allowed to fall apart.
Who built the Lynnewood Hall Mansion in PA? Where can I see pictures of the current conditions of Lynnewood Hall?

asked by Lenny in History | 7699 views | 07-26-2010 at 06:13 PM

Long before its current humble predicament, Lynnewood Hall was home to the uber-wealthy Widener family and called "the last of the American Versailles."

It was built by the lord of Lynnewood Hall, Peter A.B. Widener, who started out as a butcher. The lord made a small fortune supplying mutton to Union troops during the Civil War, he grew into a full-fledged tycoon from buying streetcar and railroad lines and investing in steel, tobacco and oil.

Lynnewood Hall was completed in late 1900 and cost $8 million to build - a staggering $212 million in today's dollars.

If you want to read more about it you can visit Lynnewood Hall Mansion's official website where you get to see pictures.

answered by Sun | 07-26-2010 at 06:14 PM

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