appleford lecture

Before Appleford: Stoke Pogis, Red Rose and the Villanova Company
Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm

The Carriage House of Fred Bissinger, Villanova
Join us for a lecture and presentation exploring the fascinating story of the Phillips family, the Villanova Company, and the work of architects Baily & Bassett.  The lecture will look at Red Rose Manor, a large Tudor-style house designed by Horace Trumbauer and purchased in 1910 by the J. Keaesley Mitchells.  It will conclude with the 1920s and 30s, the expansion of older houses like Appleford, and the construction of large new mansions along Spring Mill Road and on neighboring estates. The lecture will be presented by Jeff Groff, Director of Public Programs at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.  For over thirty years Jeff has studied, written and lectured on the country places of Philadelphia’s “Main Line.”
Wine and Cheese Reception beginning at 6:30 pm
 Lecture beginning promptly at 7:00 pm
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