1881 GM Hopkin Map Keystone Hotel (BALDWIN SCHOOL) Lower Merion Pennsylvania RR
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1881 G. M. Hopkin Map Bryn Mawr Vicinity or Properties along the Pennsylvania RR---Plate #9KEYSTONE HOTEL (BALDWIN SCHOOL) "Atlas of Bryn Mawr and Vicinity "
Offered is a Plate #9 from the "Atlas of Properties Along the Pennsylvania Railroad - City Line to Malvern." It was published by G.M. Hopkins, 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA in 1881. This is a color plate map. Plate #9 shows
The Baldwin School
701 Montgomery Avenue The original Bryn Mawr Hotel or Keystone Hotel, as it was also known, was built in 1871. This grand summer resort was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and was located in the countryside just north of the station. The four-story masonry building was designed by Joseph Miller Wilson. The hotel had 350 rooms, a fashionable polychromatic slate mansard roof, and an enormous veranda. The hotel's amenities included: gas lights, bath tubs, the first elevator on the main line, a "ten-pin alley," first quality mattresses and one bathroom on every floor. Unfortunately, the hotel was destroyed by a fire in 1887.
A second Bryn Mawr Hotel was built on the site in 1890. This new, four-story, granite structure was designed by acclaimed architect Frank Heyling Furness, of Furness, Evans & Co. The Hotel was inspired by the Chateau de Pierrefonds, a 16th century ... read more