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“Krisheim,” George Woodward House

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1900, 1910, Peabody and Stearns. 7638 McCallum St.

Henry Houston's son-in-law, George Woodward, went outside the region to Boston for the architects of his gatehouse and the immense Elizabethan mansion for his house. He had already commissioned Frank Miles Day to adapt an existing stone barn into the “Wall Garden House” (1906), and Edmund Gilchrist to design the “Gardener's Cottage” (1909). The main house is the centerpiece of the complex. Set back in the distance behind a stone wall, it is even more lordly than “Druim Moir” ( PH182), a worthy setting for the noblesse oblige spirit of the family that transformed Chestnut Hill.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "“Krisheim,” George Woodward House", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 151-151.

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