Money & Mansions: Suburban Residences of Horace Trumbauer
Private tour led by Jim Mundy, Director of Education and Programming of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia
Saturday, September 23
9:00AM - 4:30 PM
The group will meet at The Union League of Philadelphia and be transported by coach. For lunch, guests will enjoy a private dining experience at Park Plates restaurant.
The residential manors that brought Horace Trumbauer fame, fortune, and an impressive number of clients and commissions are scattered throughout the Northeast, with some unique examples within short driving distance of Philadelphia. Join us for a day-long excursion to visit several Trumbauer-designed homes that have met various fates, from remaining occupied by the same family for over a century to adaptive reuse as an institutional building.
The tour will include a visit to Ardrossan with Barbara Eberlein of Eberlein Design Consultants, who spent more than a decade restoring the home’s interiors to their original state.
Grey Towers, which has been adapted as part of Arcadia University’s campus, will also be included in the tour. The group will have access to the first and second floors, as well as the stable block.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS TOUR SIZE IS LIMITED.
Jim Mundy is the Director of Education and Programming of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. He is an alumnus of The Attingham Summer School for the Study of British Houses and Collections and the President of The Woodlands Cemetery Company and the Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation. Jim has also given architecture tours for the Preservation Alliance.