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Woodcrest Estate History


 

Gate house - Built 1902

The gatehouse on King of Prussia Road, just north of Eagle Road, was built of Conshohocken stone, limestone trim, and stucco on a wood frame, matching the mansion and stable design of Tudor Revival.

 

 

 

The pond in front of the gatehouse was always fed by a stream that wanders along the edge of the property.

 

 

 

 

 

This old stone springhouse was torn down in order to build Woodcrest gatehouse.  It had been used by the Pechin family who lived in the homestead on the opposite side of King of Prussia Road.

A band of English gypsies would camp in the field next to the springhouse once or twice a year, with their fine horses and beautifully decorated wagons.

 

 

 

Informational Sources:

Buzbee, J. (1984, June/July).  Cabrini College - a work of art. Brandywine, p. 9-11.

Patterson, E. C., (1957, February 22). Your Town and My Town, Suburban and Wayne Times, p. 9.

Thomas, G.E. (1983).  Woodcrest Farms; an estate in the English tradition. Brochure commissioned by Cabrini College Alumni Association.

William I. Mirkil Co. (1953, April).  Report and appraisal of "Woodcrest", Radnor.

 

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