United States of America, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Radnor Township, St. Davids
Walmarthon (St. Davids, Pennsylvania)
Walmarthon was the estate of Charles S. Walton and his wife Martha England. Encompassing 40 acres, its main house and extensive outbuildings in a Mediterranean style were designed by David Knickerbacker Boyd. Sears & Wendell were its landscape architects. Work on the house was completed in 1914. The extensive grounds featured ponds, formal gardens, a greenhouse, and views of the surrounding suburban countryside. In the 1950s the estate was sold to Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Eastern University).
Persons and firms associated with the site include Charles Spittall Walton and Martha England Walton (former owners, circa 1911-1931); Charles Spittall Walton, Jr. (former owner, 1931-circa 1950); David Knickerbacker Boyd (architect, circa 1911-1914); and Sears & Wendell (landscape architects, circa 1913-1915).
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The folder includes worksheets and printouts of Internet information about the house and garden.
Garden has been featured in the Architectural Record, Vol. 38 (November 1915)
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