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Chelten House [1930?]

Former owner:
Elkins, George W.
Stephano, Constantine
Nurserymen:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc
Physical description:
2 folders+ 3 black and white photographs
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Elkins Park
Pennsylvania
Elkins Park
Chelten House (Elkins Park, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1930
Notes:
Chelten House is part of the 42-acre Elkins Estate which includes Elstowe Manor, the home of William L. Elkins. Chelten House was commissioned by Elkins for his son George W. Elkins; it was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer. Now serving as a Roman Catholic retreat center, the property is surrounded by rolling lawns, flowering trees, and shrubs. There are lakes, outdoor stations of the cross, and various religious shrines. A greenhouse provides flowers and exotic plants throughout the year.
Persons associated with the property include: George W. Elkins (former owner, 1896-?); and Constantine Stephano (former owner, before 1949).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets and photocopies of articles and photographs relating to the property and its owners.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Louise Carter Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown, Portraits of Philadelphia Gardens (Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, 1929), pp. 82-87
Garden has been featured in American Country Houses of Today (New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1913), pp. 63-64
Garden has been featured in James Boyd, A History of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia: Printed for the Society, 1929), pp. 465-467
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA330000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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