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Address : 1923 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Stotesbury Mansion, a grand Philadelphia landmark, is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently the home of the Philopatrian Literary Institute. It was built in 1870 by architect Wilson Eyre, Jr. who had been commissioned by Thomas McKean to build a spectacular home for his son, Henry McKean, as a wedding present. Thomas McKean was the namesake and descendant of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

In 1890, upon the death of Henry McKean, Mr. Edward T. Stotesbury purchased the home as an addition to his adjoining residence. At the time of purchase, the press heralded it as the largest and grandest townhouse in all of the East Coast. But that was only the beginning, because the man referred to as one of the wealthiest Philadelphians was to renovate the townhouse for more than 1.5 million dollars. In 1911, in anticipation of his upcoming nuptials, he commissioned the famous designer from England, Sir Joseph Duveen, who was the designer to such families as the Morgans, Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers. Several of the most elaborate additions were the Tiffany glass skylight above the grand staircase (now removed), the marble entryway, Dolly Madison’s fireplace from the White House that was purchased by the soon-to-be Mrs. Stotesbury in 1890, and the squash court installed on the fifth floor installed for Mrs. Stotesbury’s son, James H.R. Cromwell. Her son enjoyed the court for 10 years before marrying Doris Duke.


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4 years ago
Such a wonderful experience that takes you back in time.
4 years ago
From the outside it looks like a regular building. But my goodness the inside is so beautiful! We happen to take a tour when they where setting up for a wedding and it was amazing 😍
5 years ago
My husband and I just recently got married at the Stotesbury. It was beautiful! My family and friends were completely taken aback by how amazing the home was. The staff was great to work with and always professional. PLEASE PLEASE use Offshoots for your flowers. It was the best experience we could have asked for. Unforgettable!
6 years ago
Couldn’t have chosen a better venue for our wedding. The food was great. The venue is beautiful and unique. Jessica from Feastivies was great to work with. Everything was just perfect. I would do it exactly the same all over again!
6 years ago
Really cool historic building that hosts all kinds of events. Chat with the main bartender who oversees the building, he has some stories! (He might even show you some hidden spaces used during prohibition.) SO much fun exploring this place.
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  •  1 availability Monday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  •  2 availability Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  •  3 availability Wednesday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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  •  5 availability Friday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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