Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00pm
Whitemarsh Hall: America's Finest Neo-Georgian Mansion
The Colonial Dames of America
417 East 61st Street
Join us as architect, author and historian Gary Lawrance gives a talk on Whitemarsh Hall, America's finest Neo-Georgian mansion.
Built for multi-millionaire Edward T. Stotesbury and his wife Eva, Whitemarsh Hall was designed by one of the Gilded Age’s most prominent architects, Horace Trumbauer. Construction began in 1916 on an approximately 300 acre estate at Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, where Trumbauer would create a Neo-Georgian style 147 room residence that would become one of the finest and most highly admired residences and gardens in America.
Mr. Lawrance will briefly discuss Trumbauer and his earlier works, the Stotesburys, and the architect/client relationship. Using rare archival photos, Mr. Lawrance will present and discuss the construction, finishing and completion, as well as Whitemarsh Hall's sad decline, ruin and eventual demolition.
About Gary Lawrance
Architect, Author, and Historian Gary Lawrance is an architect from Stony Brook, New York. His firm, Lawrance Architectural Presentations, provides design presentations to architects, landscape architects and interior designers.
Mr. Lawrance has written for Architectural Digest, Dan’s Papers, Quest magazine, and his two blogs, 'Mansions of the Gilded Age' and 'Houses of the Hamptons.' He also founded and contributes to two very successful Facebook groups, 'Mansions of the Gilded Age' and 'The Gilded Age Society,' with more than 160,000 members combined, and two equally popular Instagram accounts by the same names.
$45 for AFGG members
$55 for non-members
$25 for American Young Georgians