Readers React to Our Architectural Wonders Cover Story

Plus, their thoughts on the Battle for Crebilly Farm.




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Architectural Wonders

"Narberth home! We’ve lived here for 29 years. It was designed in 1923, and built and lived in by Main Line architect Fred Warner. He and his wife raised their five children here. Warner also designed the Gladwyne Presbyterian Church and the Wynnewood building that used to be Wanamaker’s and now houses Bed Bath & Beyond, among others. 

The house is built of stone from the now-defunct Rock Hill Road quarry in Bala Cynwyd. It’s a beautiful, gracious home. We’ve loved it for every minute it’s been our privilege to live in it."

- Janet Moroney Calderwood 

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The Battle for Crebilly Farm

"There was no mention in this article of the importance of the Crebilly Farm tract during the Revolutionary War and the Battle of the Brandywine. That’s a whole aspect of the preservation of this property that’s not even considered."

- Jeannette Brokaw Lindvig

"Sadly, the new-construction taxes these residents would pay would not make up for the strain and stress that number of homes would put on the community. The school district would need to make a major argument to obtain sufficient funding—and even then it wouldn’t be enough. 

Toll Brothers, meanwhile, would walk off with millions. Not fair to the community, not fair to the students."

- Kay M. Pugh

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