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Druim Moir Historic District

  • Also Known As: Houston Estate Historic District

  • Address:
  • Vicinity: Bounded by Fairmount Park, Cherokee St, Hartwell Lane and Valley Green Rd
  • Neighborhood of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1885/00/00 Henry Howard Houston Developer Henry H Houston develops Wissahickon Heights, the section of Chestnut Hill west of Seminole Avenue and below Graver's Lane, later known later as Saint Martin's, near Druim Moir.
1886/00/00 Henry Howard Houston Home Druim Moir Castle, a 30 room mansion at Willow Grove Ave and Cherokee St, is at a cost of over $115,000 for Henry H Houston, 1885-1886.
1886/00/00 GW and WD Hewitt Architect Druim Moir Castle, a 30 room mansion at Willow Grove Ave and Cherokee St, is at a cost of over $115,000 for Henry H Houston, 1885-1886.
1887/00/00 GW and WD Hewitt Architect Brinkwood, a Shingle-style residence, is built as a wedding present from Henry H Houston to his son, Samuel Frederic Houston and bride, Edith Atlee, the daughter of Samuel Fisher Corlies.
1887/00/00 Henry Howard Houston Father of the Groom Brinkwood, a Shingle-style residence, is built as a wedding present from Henry H Houston to his son, Samuel Frederic Houston and bride, Edith Atlee, the daughter of Samuel Fisher Corlies.
1887/00/00 Samuel Frederic Houston Home Brinkwood, a Shingle-style residence, is built as a wedding present from Henry H Houston to his son, Samuel Frederic Houston and bride, Edith Atlee, the daughter of Samuel Fisher Corlies.
1895/07/00 Henry Howard Houston II Home After the deaths of both his wife and his father, Samuel F Houston closes Brinkwood and moves with his son and two daughters to Druim Moir, the nearby estate of his mother.
1895/07/00 Samuel Frederic Houston Home After the deaths of both his wife and his father, Samuel F Houston closes Brinkwood and moves with his son and two daughters to Druim Moir, the nearby estate of his mother.
1921/00/00 Robert Rodes McGoodwin Architect Nearby Brinkwood gardens are altered in 1920-1921 by Robert Rodes McGoodwin for Samuel F Houston. In 1952, the house was modified by the removal of the top story and towers.
1952/00/00 The top story and towers are removal from Druim Moir Castle.

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Particulars for Druim Moir Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Sight Category Historic District
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Other Description Picturesque Eclectic
Owner Private
Architectural Style Romanesque Revival
Architectural Style Shingle style
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 79002318
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, Local
Architect: Hewitt,G.W. and W.D.; McGoodwin,Robert Rodes
Architectural Style: Other, Shingle style, Romanesque
Attribute: Picturesque Eclectic
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1886, 1887, 1920
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Education, Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling School

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