Michelle Alton 4/9/2012 5:20:47 AM

Oh NO! There were, somehow, two versions of this photo in my gallery, and both were listed as entries into the contest. I opened each, and the comments were identical for both. So I deleted the second one--and all ten comments disappeared. I apologize to those whose comments are lost.
~Michelle #1455414

Michelle Alton 4/9/2012 5:23:31 AM

Found the COMMENTS!!
Carolyn Fletcher

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I hope somebody finds the no doubt big bucks to fix it up to it's former splendor.
4/9/2012 3:00:50 AM

Gord MacEachern

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Beautiful capture and info Michelle. Hope the aid it needs happens.

4/9/2012 3:09:16 AM

Danny B. Head

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Very interesting story. Sad to see it going to waste. Nice capture! (I like the bent railing on the fence).

4/9/2012 3:14:11 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher

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Wonderful shot of this magnificient mansion, Michelle. It would be a shame if such a historic piece of splendor would fall to ruins.

4/9/2012 3:14:15 AM

Kevin P. Kreischer

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Nice capture Michelle, looks like a neat place.

4/9/2012 3:23:57 AM

Karen E. Michaels

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What a waste; the neglect and diluted use.
Your piece is well framed.
Very interesting, Michelle.

4/9/2012 3:30:32 AM

Tiia Vissak

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a great story-telling shot!

4/9/2012 3:47:45 AM

Jeff W. Robinson

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Excellent capture, info and processing Michelle!

4/9/2012 3:53:26 AM

Marilyn Cornwell

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Beautiful architecture wonderfully captured and described, Michelle!

4/9/2012 4:10:22 AM

Lyn Darlington

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Very nice capture! What a waste!

4/9/2012 5:11:34 AM


Antonio Amen 4/9/2012 5:24:31 AM

Nice photo.Yeah...it happens.I already had the same problem...Have a nice day. #10082149

Robert R. Goodman 4/9/2012 5:48:53 AM

Hi Michelle,Beautiful old building.Wonderful capture!!! #10082210

Bill Houghton 4/9/2012 6:11:10 AM

Michelle, this is a beautiful shot of this old mansion. Great composition and detail. Thanks for your comment on my Bluebirds. Bill #10082234

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/9/2012 6:22:20 AM

How about a photography museum for this site? Excellent capture of this beautiful mansion, Michelle!

Debby #10082256

Monnie Ryan 4/9/2012 6:49:11 AM

Sure is an impressive place! #10082289

Kay E. Mahoney 4/9/2012 7:56:10 AM

Nice capture of this old place. Loved the story. I bet it had seen lots of people in there in its days. #10082357

Katherine Kuhn 4/9/2012 8:40:04 AM

Beautiful light on this old mansion & great story! #10082392

David Hurt 4/9/2012 10:52:24 AM

Great Story and Picture. #10082520

Terry Cervi 4/9/2012 1:16:44 PM

This is quite some structure, Michelle. What a shame that it has been left in ruin. Can you get inside? I'll bet you'd get some really great shots. It's a wonderful capture. #10082648

Ann Coates 4/9/2012 1:47:16 PM

We have a lot of these buildings in our city with the earthquakes and arguing over whether to demolish or spend big bucks restoring. Some will be saved, some won't. This is a grand old mansion, let's hope it can be restored to its former glory. It certainly has a lot of history to it and how ironic you posted it on the same day 100 years ago that the Titanic sunk. A beautiful shot Michelle. #10082712

Agnes Fegan 4/9/2012 2:49:20 PM

It must have been beautiful in it's day! Interesting history! #10082793

Rony Sagy 4/9/2012 3:02:30 PM

Wonderful composition and detail, Michelle. #10082821

Husain Akhtar 4/9/2012 3:22:33 PM

Fantastic picture! #10082856

John Connolly 4/9/2012 3:46:22 PM

It would be devistating to see this fantastic old building dissaper due to neglect, Michelle! A wonderful capture and thanks for the storty! #10082889

Neal D. Hatcher 4/9/2012 4:04:14 PM

Beautiful capture-Hope it gets restored #10082918

David Phalen 4/9/2012 6:18:10 PM

Perfectly framed and capture with excellent light, tones and clarity!! #10083062

Dianne 4/9/2012 7:48:05 PM

Wonderful shot and very interesting information! #10083155

Craig D. Minton 4/9/2012 9:44:44 PM

Really like the story. Interesting link to the Titanic. Well seen and well shot, Michelle. I'm with Terry. I want to get inside. They should sell tours to Photogs at your own risk. #10083222

Barbara Waldoch 4/9/2012 9:55:32 PM

Beautifully captured, Michelle! #10083234

Mary Beth Aiello 4/10/2012 6:25:51 AM

This building is just too beautiful and historic to lose. A wonderful capture, Michelle. #10083819

Kathy Reeves 4/10/2012 6:35:24 AM

What a georgeous place. So many places like this are in decline. Just too expense to keep up. #10083857

Patrick Rouzes 4/10/2012 8:29:13 AM

Always emjoy your history lessons, Michelle! Wonderful clarity, framing, touch of golden tones/light & mood here! Excellent image & job! #10084080

Rona L. Schwarz 4/11/2012 10:02:03 PM

What a gorgeous building and piece of history, Michelle! What a shame it has fallen on bad times - hope funds are found to restore it to its former glory. Love the comp - great framing! #10086691

Stephen Zacker 4/12/2012 10:02:17 AM

What an amazing place to be abandoned #10087411

Thomas E. Hinds 4/14/2012 7:37:03 PM

Wonderful image, and story, Michelle! A building with architectural character, something lacking in most modern day structures! #10091055

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Lynnewood Hall is a Neoclassical Revival mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, designed by architect Horace Trumbauer for industrialist Peter A. B. Widener between 1897 and 1900. The largest surviving Gilded Age mansion in the Philadelphia area, it housed one of the most important Gilded Age private art collections of European masterpieces and decorative arts.
Widener died at Lynnewood Hall in 1915 after prolonged poor health. He was predeceased by his elder son George Dunton Widener and grandson Harry Elkins Widener, both of whom died when the Titanic sank in 1912.
After Widenerís death, Lynnewood Hall suffered a general decline under the ownership of the Faith Theological Seminary, which purchased it in 1952 for $192,000. Lynnewood Hall was added to the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's 2003 list for most endangered historic properties. At this point, the property is vacant and unused.

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