Trumbauer Triplets: Elstowe, Chelten House, Georgian Terrace in Elkins Park
Hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter
Spend the afternoon touring three delightful domiciles—Chelton House, Elstowe Manor, and Georgian Terrace, designed by one of Philadelphia’s greatest architects, Horace Trumbauer, for one of Philadelphia’s greatest families, the Elkins.
In touring through the three houses you will experience architectural time travel, beginning with the English Elizabethan at Chelten House, then travel across the continent to the Italian Renaissance of Elstowe Manor, then back to England with the Georgian Terrace. Perhaps nowhere else in America can one find this kind of visual and aesthetic diversity in one place for one family.
Our tour guide will be Amy Ragsdale, who has been the caretaker at Chelten House and Elstowe for the past number of years, and intimately familiar with the houses and the Elkins family. Parking available in the Elstowe Manor driveway at 1750 Ashbourne Road.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.