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 Widener’s 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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