Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 16

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Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 16

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03101
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.18, Chestnut Street – Residences 1, page 16
Historic Street Address: 8230 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Items 1 and 2 are from a 1949 Philadelphia Bulletin article about the Henry West Breyer, Sr. mansion in Elkins Park, PA.  The article continues on #pdcc03102. 

Item 1, top:  Text and two images relating to Mrs. Henry Breyer and the Breyer Estate.  Henry West Breyer, Sr., of Breyer's ice cream fame, had this Colonial Revival mansion built in 1915, by architectural firm Koelle, Speth & Co.  Since 1956, it serves as the Cheltenham Township Municipal building.  In 2004, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Next to the text is an inset of Mrs. Henry Breyer, shortly after her 72nd birthday; below her image is an exterior view of the residence.  In the article, the home is referred to as "one of the nation's great showplaces."  The article measures 20 x 19 cm, including text and images.  The images are reproductions of two photographs for The Philadelphia Bulletin, 9.5 x 10 cm (top, oval) and 14.5 x8.5 cm, 2/13/1949.

Item 2, bottom:  Another photograph from the above article, featuring the lavish furnishings of the Breyer mansion.  Reproduction of a photograph for The Philadelphia Bulletin, 20 x 11.5 cm2/13/1949.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.127767
Geocode Latitude:40.082125

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.18
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Gertrude Benson - Author
Koelle, Speth & Co. - Architect

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