Chamounix Mansion, West Fairmount Park

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Chamounix Mansion, West Fairmount Park

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00245
Title: Chamounix Mansion, West Fairmount Park
Historic Street Address: 3250 Chamounix Drive
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Chamounix Mansion was built in 1802 by Philadelphia merchant George Plumstead as a country retreat. Originally named "Montpelier", it sits on high ground overlooking the Schuylkill River.


Halftone reproduction of original photograph taken from unknown magazine.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.196312
Geocode Latitude:40.003753

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Plumstead, George, 1765-1805