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Hi my name is Janelle Serian and I come from the part of the Serianni family that dropped the extra ni off the end of the name I believe you and I might be related a cousin of some sort. Write me back hear from you soon.
Janelle Serian Janelle.Serian@vacationclub.com
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA - Dec 26, 2006 at 10:11 PM EST


Hello, You have a nice website about your family. My great grandfather died in the earthquake in 1915 in Avezzano Italy. His name was Giovanni Massimiani. His son had the same name and came to America in 1928 who is my grandfather now deceased. Was wondering if you know how to get the obituary information from those that died in the earthquake. Thank you for your assistance.
Nita Bring-Mazurek jeffandnita@centurytel.net
Avon Lake, OH USA - Dec 19, 2006 at 10:30 PM EST


I have been in private architectural practice for over 30 years since 1974. I have studied Classical and Late Renaissance architecture with interest, as a self- education – because it is no longer taught in architecture schools. I have collected a large number of original drawings, details, books etc on The subject, and in particular the works of Horace Trumbauer have interested me since the 1980’s. I have drawn/ redrawn the details etc to the Classical Orders in over 1000 drawings and details, in 1:1, 1:2 scale in ,many instances, and have studied in great depth the works of the great masters. (Gibbs, Chambers, Palladio etc and many others). I recognize in the detailed works of Horace Trumbauer that indeed he did take and borrow the details and proportions from the works of the masters; but he seems to have moulded it into his own beautiful proportion- which makes his work stand out better than the original- and it looks better. Particulary with some of the large rooms and spaces that he designed- they have a sense of scale that is related to and in proportion to the human figure and perception of the eye. Some of the full scale mock ups that he probably did were a real-world experiment to perfect this. The buildings are big, the spaces are huge- but they don’t look that way. They feel comfortable, yet overwhelming. A brilliant refinement to great compositions. Pity these buildings are knocked down by developers and people with no insight. The Beaux Arts style did get out of hand and confined the Architect to follow the rule of the pattern book, and then everything started to look the same. Frank Lloyd Wright came along and destroyed it- not because he didn’t understand it- indeed some of his early buildings do borrow from classical proportion- but because it was the new fashion. (However, have a close look at Taliesin East- it is a classical inspired floor plan). We must not destroy the beauty of what the later Victorian/Late Renaissance architects left us. They taught us that Form, Function and Aesthetics went hand in hand- and Economics last according to how rich you were. Now we only have Economics 1st, Function next, and forget about Aesthetics- just design a glass box. Although buildings such as Whitemarsh Hall would have been expensive to upkeep- notwithstanding that the workmanship and materials may have been designed to last- we should have responsible public authorities that should preserve these buildings for the public to enjoy.
Renaissance Design Architects
John Kaminski kam1@iinet.net.au
Perth, Western Australia. - Dec 15, 2006 at 11:15 PM EST


hi gerry- fantastic Whitemarsh Hall website. I never knew what exactly that guard building was right off of willow grove ave, and never had ANY idea that a residence as grand as whitemarsh hall once resided there. I loved your photos. i cannot even BELIEVE that the property was allowed to fall into that kind of disrepair, and then become razed. It truly was saddening to see the photos. What do you know about Lynnewood hall? is it accessible, at all? I saw that for the first time from the road serveral years ago, and it is exactly the kind of property that made me virtually stop the car and gape at it. horace trunmbauer was a GENIUS. the mansions in Chestnut hill do not hold a candle to either of these. Best Regards-

Heidi Coppelia29@aol.com
USA - Dec 14, 2006 at 7:27AM EST/span>


Buona sera! Scrivo da Roma. Volevo complimentarmi per il vostro “albero”, molto carino. Ma non ho capito una cosa: che vuol dire “step child” ? e chi è Gery Modlin? Un saluto a tutti… ornella da ROMA/span>
ornella  orny.ferrari@alice.it
Rome, Italy - Nov 27, 2006 at 12:05 PM EST


Wow, I just loved that mansions and wished it was mine!
Steve Aker steveaker@yahoo.com
Wichita, KS USA - Nov 27, 2006 at 12:05 PM EST


my name is anne RAVENDA briggs. imoved to west oak lane in 1963 and attended cardinal dougherty high school from 1964 to 1968. i am 56 years old. i would like to heae from any one who lived in west oal lane. my high school years were the best ever. if any one knows donna ditoro or j9oey ditoro please let me know,
anne RAVENDA briggs Foxeyred69692001@aol.com
USA - Nov 11, 2006 at 6:25 PM EST


I just happened to be surfing the net and found this page. I'm impressed at your work. My fathers family moved to West Virginia in or about the early 1900's. They came in thorugh Ellis Island and settled in Mt Clare WV near Clarksburg WV. Poppy (Salvatore) worked in the coal mines as did a few of his sons, my father being one of them. There's a lot more to tell because they were a large family. Once again Good work on the page and May GOD bless you. Peace. ps Maybe we're related????
Tony Sirianni tsirianni@indres.com Industrial Resources Estimator
Clarksburg WV USA - Nov 7, 2006 at 10:12 AM EST


Hi, I recently moved to Stotesbury townhouses. I read enough about the mansion and its history. I would like to purchase a print of the original mansion and its surroundings. Where can I get this? I went to the CH Historical Society where on the internet it said, it could be purchased there. The people who were there said they knew nothing about it. Any help you can give me? Thank you.
Kathy Jaworowski KATHYJAVIE@aol.com
Wyndmoor, PA USA - Oct 29, 2006 at 1:18 PM EST


Gerry, I was actually looking for home plans when I did a search for GRAND MANSIONS and accidentally found Whitemarsh. We have a Beaux Art mansion here in Kansas City, which has kept me spellbound for years but it is one third the size of this house. We were amazed and dazzled by Whitemarsh and then very saddened about the deteriation and destruction of such a beautiful house. Its a shame it couldn't have been kept as a museum or ven a Hotel! I bookmarked the page.I appreciate the fact you are keeping it alive.....
The Harvey House Diner at Union Station
Terry Giboney TGiboney@unionstation.org
Kansas City, MO USA - Oct 19, 2006 at 3:51 PM EST


I read the impassioned remarks left by others prior to examining your site, regarding your contribution. Now having reviewed your site completely, I now understand. As one who frequented the estate as a child hood play ground, during the innocent 50’s, any words of mine to express my feelings at the demise of this past treasure, elude me. Despair comes to mind. Thank you for a remarkable contribution.
Howard Laderman Howard101@dslextreme.com
Simi Valley, CA USA - Oct 2, 2006 at 11:35 PM EST


Well not strictly an entry as such. Im from England, and we have these lovely old manors all over the place, my favourite local one being Tatton Manor which looks similar to Whitemarsh but we'd never ever let it get into the state Whitemarsh got in, as The National Trust now owns this mansion and its open the public, maintained open

to weddings etc. I wish Whitemarsh could've done this, it was very very saddening to see the demolition pages. What happened to the mansions after the death of the owners? Did no one take over? Did it just fall into disrepair? The History page just jumps straight to the demolition. I feel so sad, its such a shame we couldn't have done anything to save it.
Adam rimsy@hotmail.com
England - Sept 23 2006 at 7:04 AM EST


hi-my name is steven johnston. grandparents name serianni (carmella and carmen) -my mother has alot of the same pics that you do. it is great to see your devotion to our heritage.
steve johnston peave1@hotmail.com
USA - Sept 18 2006 at 1:09 AM EST


Gerry, Thank you so much for this amazing work. I am in the process of finishing my own (very small) mansion. I lived in Newport Rhode Island as a teen and was touched by Horace Trumbauer's work then. As I started my own custom home two years ago, I made a trip to Newport to re-visit the Elms. The historical society in Newport has been displaying a wonderful exhibit about the forgotten mansion of Newport that are no longer with us. I must admit that I did not make it through your site without a tear being shed. Our generations self interest and complete lack of historical appreciation are appalling to say the least. It pains me to have seen such a commanding structure and residence destroyed. Thank you again for your wonderful web site. I am glad that you have the memories of this wonderful work to reflect upon. With warm regards,
Stephen SDS4Gelco@aol.com
Paeonian Springs, VA USA - Sept 1 2006 at 11:29 PM EST


This was wonderful. We are just starting our hunt for family ancestors. My husbands great-grand mother was concetta serianni daughter of antonia serianni and elizabeth d"uro. They had a son matto cerra my husbands grandfathers..my husband is carmine cerra jr. Your page is just awsome. thank you so much.
debbie cerra debandcarmine@frontiernet.net
USA - Aug 28 2006 at 12:18 AM EST


Hi, I am an artist and photographer born and raised in Bucks, PA. I currently reside near Bluebell. I have been exploring abandoned sites as photo inspiration of late and fondly remembering the old Stotesbury Mansion. I trespassed and hung out there as a kid, when I did not appreciate, nor have means to capture it's faded beauty. Thank you for this site!!!
Gwyn Michael g_originals@burntmail.com
Blue Bell, PA USA - Aug 23 2006 at 11:31 AM EST


What a great resource! Just wondering if  you might share some info about your connection to the Cutarelli's and Popoli. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Rita Cutarelli RCutarelli@aol.com
Aug 5 2006 at 9:04 PM EST


Hi, I went to Springfield High, and graduated in 1979. I remember we used to drive my old VW up to the mansion, and explore. Usually being caught by the cops.. Karen Hanson and I roamed the halls, and tried to get into the 2nd sub basement , but it was flooded out. We were caught one day when Karen was spotted by a Police man sitting up in the circular window above the main door. I see some people I know who have visited this site. Nice... & thanks,
Elizabeth DeHaven (Glass) artjewel@stny.rr.com
USA - Aug 1 2006 at 3:26 PM EST


Dear Gerry, My most sincere compliments to the exemplary website you’ve established on Whitemarsh Hall. My hobby is architectural history and preservation. What an incredible shame it is that what was considered by many to be Horace Trumbauer’s greatest domestic architectural achievement was demolished. It was certainly built to withstand the ages but not the march of suburban development and a wrecking ball. In my humble opinion, Whitemarsh Hall was the pinnacle of classical domestic architecture in this country. What a tragic loss, indeed. I’m wondering if you may know where/how I would be able to find the floor plans of the three lower service levels and top (6th) level of Whitemarsh Hall. I thought I’d check with you before going to the Philadelphia Historical Society or other possible sources. I’m very much interested in the “behind the scene” details of the great homes of America’s Gilted Age as they are very telling of the way people lived at the time, almost more so than the elaborate “state rooms” of these homes. I’d be most appreciative of any leads you may be able to provide. Again, my compliments on your wonderful website. Sincerely,
Robert G. Berg, Jr. (Bob) ROBERT.G.BERG.JR@saic.com
USA - July 31 2006 at 3:00 PM EST


Hello, I spent a lot of my childhood playing at the Mansion. I grew up living on Harston lane in the Madway development down the hill from the estate. I believe I went to school with a Diane Serianni. Thank you for the trip back through memory lane!
Bill Morrow wmorrow@vfscorp.com
USA - July 17 2006 at 9:10 AM EST


I've never actually added anything to a guestbook - ever - so this is kind of a first. Even so, since yours hasn't been updated since 2005, I won't be upset if this doesn't make it in. However, I just wanted to let you know that you've solved one of my childhood mysteries for me. It went like this: In the late 1970s, I was a first grade student in an Alternative Elementary School program just outside of Oreland PA. However, I've never had any reference to exactly what school that program was in - just hazy memories of a hill with another school over it, some basketball courts, and one particular tour to an old mansion. That mansion tour has bugged me for years. Being first grade, I didn't really know why we were taken on that tour. I remember two things: the front of the building (which I drew a long-since-lost picture of) and a lot of bulldozers and fences. Tonight, I was flipping around Google Earth looking at Oreland (I left in late 1980 for Florida and beyond), I decided to try to find that darn elementary school. Hooray for technology. Erdenheim elementary fit the description, mostly, and the name sort of rung a bell too. After Googling another page, I found Erdenheim mentioned in one of your guestbook pages - talking about the mansion. Your site - and luck - has solved a childhood mystery for me. Sadly, I never had any of those exciting stories of exploring the grounds of the mansion. My lone memory is the destruction of a piece of Americana. It made me very sad, that day. I remember that quite well. It was something I couldn't grasp - and I still, to this day, am attracted to old buildings and history. I hate to see them torn down. Now I think I know where I get it from. Thank you for your wonderful information. It gives me a chance to learn more about something I've been curious about for almost 30 years.
Dan Skalla dan8484@hotmail.com
Florida USA - July 15 2006 at 1:01 AM EST


Hi Gerry, It's your cousin Sandy Morrissette. I'm so glad I found this web-site!! Things sure have changed since I last talked to you , so I'll get you caught up with my family's tree! My grandmother was Mary Marasco/Serianni.When you get some time, please E mail me as we have alot to catch up on.  Hope all is well with your family and hope to hear from you soon!Your Cousin, Sandy linedancer187@verizon.net USA - July 11 2006 at 9:37 PM EST
I grew up at 8105 Gladstone Rd and lived there from 1950 until 1958. I only moved a block or two away to Chattin Rd. and was there until I got married in 1977. I'm out in Skippack now. As a kid we played at the mansion all the time. The Pennsalt people chased us once in awhile but usually they were nice. I remember the air raid siren going off every Saturday at noon. Who else remembers that? I watched the mansion slide into disrepair and as we all know through the 70's it got so bad. It makes me sick even today in 2006 that they could let this happen to such an historic place. I just read the book on Whitemarsh hall and I was amazed how little I really knew about it. Now I'm an expert. It actually makes me sadder reading about its hey day in the 20's. Such fascinating reading. I hope everybody buys the book. The guy who finally bought the property and built those cheap townhouses they said in the book was named Jay Gross and he lived on Gladstone Rd. I'll tell you I knew everyone on Gladstone Rd. back in the 50's and I never heard of anybody named Gross. The other day I drove around Trumbauer Rd.and saw the arches still there like a ghoulish monument to another era. hey should have just gotten rid of everything other than the wall and gatehouse at Willow Grove Ave. The coolest thing in the book on Whitemarsh Hall was mentioning they built a special rail line just to bring in the materials. Unbelievable. So long for now, I'm gonna read the book again this morning.
ROY KAYSEN roysmemorylane@aol.com
Laverock, PA USA - July 9 2006 at 9:40 AM EST


I would like to commend you for your effort to keep alive the memory of a place which seemed to be so dear to you.  I would like to ask you if you know were I might find a copy of the original blue prints for the estate house? I also wish to ask if you know anything about Lynnewood hall has it been put up for sale?  
 
Do you think that they would sell it? Thank You.
Garren W. Kratzer Majorshalto@aol.com
USA - Jun 20, 2006 at 3:45AM EST


I cannot express my gratitude for having these photos of Stokesbury Mansion available to the public. Years ago, during the mid-seventies, my friends and I would sneak up onto the property and explore the mansion. There were times when we would cut school and I would lure others to experience "the coolest place I had ever seen." The shear massiveness of the place was enough to exite my curiousities, but the quality of the structure and the spirit its presence impressed me like nothing before, or anything since. My love for architecture began that one Saturday morning in 1974, and has grown ever since. Thank you for bringing back a magical time in my life, and sharing this extraordinary part of American history with others.
M. Frank Keiper JOKEIPERS@aol.com
Sarasota, FL USA - Jun 9 2006 at 10:06 PM EST


Man's beauty can never seem to escape the overshadowing strength of his ego. Thank you for sharing this. It is not acceptable for this to continue. I love the fact that they left some of the lawn features to show that they cared about it. Crime. I think i know how you feel, i watched my whole neighborhood go down, no one building QUITE like that, nothing like it. But depressing, heartwrenching none the less. We will win.
Xfakeplasticlove Xfakeplasticlove@aol.com
USA - Jun 2 2006 at 5:31 PM EST


Hi Gerry, My maiden name was Stokesbury. As I understand it, our name was once spelled Stotesbury and over the years it changed. I know of a couple of relatives that still spell their name with a T instead of a K, unfortunately I don’t have many close relatives left. My father, William Arthur Stokesbury IV was very interested in the family history and prior to his death in 1998 he did extensive research. I believe he had researched back to the 1600’s. Needless to say, I found this website very interesting!!! Thanks for all of your hard work.
Cathy Stokesbury-Montefusco Cathy.Montefusco@state.de.us
USA - May 23 2006 at 10:47 AM EST


Did Rosa Marasco have a brother named John Marasco in Calabria, Italy.  My Greatgrandmother was Rose Falvo; however, learned that she was also a cousin of John Marasco.  She came to America in 1886 on a ship that caught on Fire.  John Marasco brought his family and many others from Calabria to Danbury, Connecticut. My Grandfather, Frank Marasco owned a Radio and Recording Store in New York City; however, Danbury, Connecticut is where most relatives live.  I have a cousin who lives in Hawaii who wrote a book on the Marasco Family (My sister now has it) and in the book it says that Rose Marasco came to America with her cousin Rosa in 1886. Any info on that?????Anne Hinrichs a.hinrichs@mchsi.comFairhope, Alabama USA - May 21, 2006 at 3:08 PM ESTThis is an amazing site. My friend Aimee Samtmann sent me to it because I’ve had so many questions about Whitemarsh Hall (I grew up in Norristown and our great buildings were also demolished). Is the Gatehouse on Paper Mill Road somehow part of the estate?
Collier Law, P.C.
Joyce L. Collier jcollier.lawoffices@verizon.net
Erdenheim, PA USA - May 17, 2006 at 4:02 AM EST


Hello Gerry, I will say I was shocked to find this site. I am 40 and when I was in high school had to do a paper on the Gilded Age Mansions. I found “Americas Gilded Age” by Fredrick Platt. I used this book for one of my resources. Many mansions are detailed in the book, including Lynnewood Hall, but it was the aerial view of this

   

incredible structure barely mentioned at the end of this large detailed book that captured my imagination (Whitemarsh Hall). I wrote Platt and he told me all about the estate and said he had been to the estate and he had taken pictures just before the demolition. He sent me some. Amazing how similar they are to yours. I went on for the next several years to become fascinated with the Stotesbury’s and their history. I am a builder, and my dream is to build a scaled down version of the estate. I already have the rough plans, and I cannot begin to tell you how much your site has both impressed and helped me in my design. It truly was a heavenly vision of balance and beauty. I regret never having seen the ruin in person. When we build our modern version of the irreplaceable original I will send you a picture of it.
Michael Peak michael@louisvillerealtors.com
Louisville, KY USA - May 11, 2006 at 10:34 AM EST


I want to know if anyone knows of a Marasco Family Tree. Great Grandfather Anthony Marasco, son of Dominic Marasco. Born 1910 died 197?. Just wanted to know. Good site.
Andrew Marasco quantumparity@yahoo.com
Marietta, OH USA - Apr 29, 2006 at 7:46 PM EST


Hello -- I used to play as a child and young teenager around the grounds of the old Stotesbury Mansion. Now I am looking to buy a house on Stotesbury Lane in Newfield, NJ and it brought up fond memories of the beautiful grounds, statues and stately mansion. I just noticed from the web site that the mansion was torn down and all that seems to be left is the foundation and some pillars. What a shame that nobody could turn that into a museum or school or something that would endure through time.
Former Roxborough Resident
Chris Volker chrisvolker@msn.com
USA - Apr 29, 2006 at 10:09 AM EST


Hello: You have a terrific website on the Stotesbury mansion! Do you also give slide shows about this mansion, or speak to organizations in the Montgomery Co. area ? Regards,
Mike MIKEINTRNL@aol.com
USA - April 9, 2006 at 5:17 PM EST


Hi, been looking at your website, and it is full of very good information and photos. I like the site very much.
Michael michael.frilund@tele2.se
Sweden - Feb 25, 2006 at 5:15 PM EST


Thank you for the photo tour. My grandfather was one of the staff that the Metropolitan Museum of Art sent to Whitemarsh during World War II. The family lived on Paper Mill Road and his children, which included my mother, had access to the house and grounds. My mother recounts playing basketball in one of the kitchens. When discussing family history, she invariably recounts Whitemarsh’s grandeur and its magnificent grounds.
Kevin M. Wolfe kevinwolf@comcast.net
Ewing, N.J. USA - Feb 20, 2006 at 3:30 PM EST


I had to send along a note to say "Thank you" and "Very well done"! I found your site to be very informative and I loved seeing all the pictures. I only wish I had had the opportunity to walk the halls as a child myself and see the property in all its remarkable glory. Seeing it today is still amazing and my imagination takes me back to when the house was in its prime. As a Landscape Architect (and someone involved in demolition / construction) I can't help but wish it had a different outcome. My big concern now is trying to get into Lynwood Hall before that finds a similiar fate. Thanks again for all work effort and hard work. I'm passing this web page to all I know who would be interested. Sincerely,
David Plechner dpcmjones@yahoo.com Design Sales Manager
USA - Jan 27, 2006 at 11:42 AM EST


Gerry, Guess who? Your name came up today with my brother John (hint). We were talking about Lee's Mansion as I had a book with old pictures of areas throughout Montgomery County. I brought up Stotesbury Mansion. I remembered you had a website about it while back. I was showing him your website at my house during lunch and I left him looking over it because I had to go back to work. Back at work, I too went back to your website and was looking at everything you had. I had seen the Stotesbury section before and some of the places you had been to, but I noticed you had made some additions since last time I looked like your new current family and family tree, etc. Guess yet who I am? It's me, Elaine Guidi !!!! How are you? I do remember Lou telling me you re-married some time ago. She also said you moved away from this area. Just to update you on me, I'm still married to the same guy I was married to when I talked to you last with the same two kids, Chris and Andrew who are now in college. One is in Penn State Abington where I also work and one is at the main campus in State College, PA. Lou and I just went to see Donovan in concert at the Keswick Theater in November and your name came up there too. We expected to see you there. We did see Marie Slavin, who is one of the ushers. You did a great job on your website. How did you go about getting the information on your family tree? We all have to get together sometime. I haven't seen you since we were in our 20's. Write back.
Elaine exb31@psu.edu
PA USA - Jan 27, 2006 at 1:37 PM EST


Hello Gerry: Thanks for the amazing display! I grew up on Delphine Road (1964-1987) having the Mansion and grounds literally in my back yard! Growing up with it inspired me to become an architect specializing in traditional neoclassical design. I remember well when it was still in fine condition and maintained by the Penn Walt Chemical Company. The caretaker of the building in the late 1960’s would allow us to walk our dog around the “fountain track” and all of the grounds. After Penn Walt left and the vandalism started I used to give architectural walking tours of the house and grounds on most nice weekends to anyone that happened by. I remember the illegal demolition contractors and their trucks that came in over several nights, I believe in July or August of 1975, and stole the entire copper roof covering! (An action that quickly accelerated the decay of the structure.) I have many color slides and photos of the exterior from the late 1960’s through the demolition in the early 1980’ as well as many newspaper clippings. What a shame that Springfield Township did not have the foresight to save the building or encourage someone who could. I’m sure it would be considered a treasured National Landmark if it were still standing today.
Larry Weintraub lweintraub@mjra-architects.com
PA USA - Jan 26, 2006 at 6:14 PM EST


HELLO, I AM SO GLAD YOU PUT THIS BEAUTIFUL SITE TOGETHER. I SPENT EVERY SUMMER AT MY GRANDPARENTS ON PATTON ROAD. I ALSO CLIMBED UP THE HILL IN BACK OF THEIR HOUSE WITH WENDY PECK. IT CERTAINLY WAS BEAUTIFUL. WHEN I SAW THE PICTURE OF YOU ON TOP OF THE FOUNTAIN I HAD TO LAUGH I SAT THERE MYSELF I ACTUALLY LOOKED TWICE TO SEE IF IT WAS ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH,,,
HOLLY DETEMPLE Misshwood1@aol.com
USA - Jan 22, 2006 at 5:40 PM EST


Where would I be able to find more detailed photos of the statues that were in Whitemarsh Hall.....I was told that a piece of statuary that I have was possibly from the Stotesbury Estate. Thank you
SALLY GILLESPIE besttreeman@msn.com
USA - Jan 4, 2006 at 4:31 PM EST


Dear Gerry, It has recently come to my attention that the home where ET and Eva were married in Washington, DC is actually the B&B which I manage! I am very curious to see if you have more information on the wedding that took place at 1808 New Hampshire Ave, NW. Please visit our website for photos of Eva's former home. If anyone can help me fill in a bit of the history, please let me know! The home is now called Swann House (no historical significance)

We've been a successful B&B over 8 years. We have bits and pieces of the history, but none as exciting as knowing the Stotesbury connection. I am planning a trip to the city archives and review tax records to see what I can find. I hope you are able to visit sometime soon! Mind you, it's no Whitemarsh Hall, but very nice nonetheless! Warm regards,
Rick Verkler swann.house@verizon.net
Manager, Swann House
Washington, DC USA - Jan 3, 2006 at 5:17 PM EST


Hello, I've found a couple references to the old Irey Mansion, a.k.a. Roselawn Farms, in Douglassville, Pa. in your guestbook. The home had been converted to apartments around the 1950's and remained that way until it was "removed". I lived in one of the 1st floor apartments from 1994 to 1997 and have a few pictures of the inside of my unit and the outside of the home as well. If anyone is interested, I can scan and post them here on the site. Thanks,
Todd tjbcolumbia@comcast.net
USA - Jan 3, 2006 at 6:45 PM EST


Thank you for your wonderful web site about Stotesbury Mansion. While speaking to one of our family members, we discovered that our great great aunt worked for Mr. & Mrs. Stotesbury in the early to mid 1900's. Her name was Mary Kerrigan from Ireland and she answered and greeted anyone who cam to visit the estate. Would you have any information on the people employed by Mr. & Mrs. Stotesbury? We live in Horsham, Pa about twenty minutes from the estate. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
Jackie Brennan jackiebrennan@mindspring.com
HorsHorsham, PA USA - Jan 1, 2006 at 6:45 PM EST