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Treweryn mansion


An exterior photograph of the Treweryn mansion, built by Horace Trumbauer in 1907. It was home to Francis Bond under the name "WIllowbrook", then…

Villanova College


A drawing of Villanova University as it would have appeared in 1849. From left to right, the chapel/oratory, Belle-Air Mansion, the College Building,…

Belle-Air Estate


A sketch of the Belle-Air estate, the home of John Rudolph, as it appeared in 1842