218 West Chestnut Hill Avenue

 

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(photograph from Chestnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection: 1970.113)
 

MAP NUMBER: 20
DATE: 1906
ORIGINAL OWNER: Mrs. Evan Randolph
ARCHITECT: Wilson Eyre, Jr.
CONTRACTOR: J. S. Cornell & Son

This was a very new house when John Naylor captured it on film.
It was designed later in Wilson Eyre’s career when he had changed
from a more picturesque approach to the popular Colonial
Revival-style that had swept the United States.  However, the
design still possesses some of the irregular massing that is
characteristic of his early work although now in an a neo-18th
century style.   Bolton, Martin & White, architects, designed a garage
in 1955.  The original brick pillars are still standing today. 

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