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   The Elkins - Widener family from Philadelphia

Page entitled : The Elkins-Wideners of Lynnewood Hall

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Of Peter A. B. Widener's elder son George Dunton Widener, his wife Eleanor Elkins and their family living at Lynnwood Hall and dying in the Titanic maritime disaster.

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“Lynnewood Hall” (started in 1897 and finished in 1900). Built for Peter Arrell Brown Widener, this 110 room Italian Renaissance chateau was built on the 300 acres property belonging to the Widener family and adjacent to the Elkins estate. It replaced the Widener’s townhouse at the corner of Broad and Girard Streets, as the Widener family seat. The townhouse was converted into the Josephine H. Widener Memorial Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. There the widowed P. A. B. Widener settled to enjoy  ...

 

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