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.