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   The Elkins - Widener family from Philadelphia

Page entitled : William Lukens Elkins and his family

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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.

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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  ...

 

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