7811 Huron Street at Springfield Avenue


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(photograph from Chestnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection: 1970.117)

DATE: 1905-1906
ORIGINAL OWNER: Charles A. Porter, Jr.
ARCHITECT: Horace Trumbauer
CONTRACTOR: J.E. & A.L. Pennock

This is an example of Georgian Revival architecture.  Horace Trumbauer,
one of the best known architects of the early 20th century, had  four
commissions in the Chestnut Hill community.  He is known for large country
houses and estates in suburban Philadelphia, and summer "cottages" in
Newport, RI, as well as the design for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Once again the openess of the landscape is a predominant charateristic
of this view.  The house to the rear right was torn down in 1912.   Later owners
were the Post family, the Gammon family, and Calvert Hall in 1970.