Lynnewood Hall Faces Uncertain Future

July 27th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
lynElkins Park, Philadelphia, July 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lynnewood Hall, the Neoclassical Revival mansion in Elkins Park near Philadelphia which was known for its grandeur and luxury is now languishing in oblivion confronting an uncertain future. The magnanimous stunner of a building which was built about a century ago, over the years welcomed some of the most powerful and aristocratic visitors which included some of the biggest names of those times. The historical building which now stands completely forgotten, again came into the limelight after a leading news source carried a story about it recently.

With the aim of bringing the days of glory back, Stephen J. Barron who is the creator of an online portal, is attempting to raise awareness of the plight of the building on the social networking site Facebook. While talking to the media, Stephen J. Barron who described the mansion as a ‘work of art,’ expressed his disappointment at the fact that people pass by Lynnewood Hall without even realizing the historical importance of the building. The group aims to increase the awareness about the iconic building so that the requisite amount of money can be raised to ensure that Lynnewood Hall can be repaired and restored to its past glory.

However, whether the repair and maintenance work of the mansion actually takes place is something that remains to be seen given the huge amount of money that would be needed for this purpose. About six years ago, it was estimated that a whopping $12 million would be required if the historical building is to be restored without taking into consideration the gardens or the structures outside it.

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