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Glen Foerd Waterfront Mansion on Delaware River Philadelphia Pa 19114

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 Glen Foerd Waterfront Mansion on Delaware River Philadelphia Pa 19114

 

Glen Foerd was built around 1850 by Charles Macalaster, a financier and advisor to United States Presidents from Andrew Jackson through Ulysses S. Grant. He was founder of the Village of Torresdale he built this estate on the Delaware as his summer home and called the estate Glengarry . People traveled from Washington DC to get away from the heat and visit this historic Estate on the Delaware River

 

 

Robert Foerdere, a congressman bought the estate in 1893 and changed its name to Glen Foerd. He then enlarged the house, transforming it into an Edwardian country house. The grounds were expanded to eighteen acres and landscaped in the English park tradition, including a formal rose garden.

 

The  estate consists of the mansion, a carriage house, gate house, cottage, garden house, water tower, and a tennis court. The landscape is accented by a lily pond, statues ,river wall and steps. The remains of a boathouse are integrated into the river wall.

 

Beautiful art work  inside by Rembrandt and Monet,  just to name a few . Haskel player pipe organ also has found a home along with oriental rugs and pottery ,stained glass  and so much more historical art work is inside these walls . There is so much history in this Estate on the Delaware known as Glen Foerd Mansion . It is open to the public

 

Weddings and parties are planned at the Glen Foerd Mansion  today

- Like Jazz ? Come and listen to music here -  Call for a tour

Glenn Foerd is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Here is a video by Wanda Kuluza that shows the beauty of this Mansion

 

 

 

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Glen Foerd Waterfront Mansion on Delaware River Philadelphia Pa 19114

posted  January 31,2017

 

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