The Elkins - Widener family from Philadelphia
Page entitled : William Lukens Elkins and his
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William Lukens Elkins, his son George Washington Elkins, grandson William
McIntire Elkins and grand-daughter Stella Elkins Tyler, their homes Chelten
Hall, Elstowe Manor and Georgian Terrace.
was “Elstowe Manor”, the
45 room Italian Renaissance mansion Trumbauer built for William Lukens
Elkins and which was entirely furnished by the Parisian interior designers
Allard & Fils in luxurious French style. Elstowe Manor was to be Elkins’
retreat after he retired from business and the place where he settled his
impressive art collection. Even before his more famous partner [P.A.B.
Widener], William L. Elkins had ...