Trish and Jim Gorman's Gladwyne Colony Home: An 1840s Gladwyne Colony Home Stands Anew

After nearly two centuries, the Gladwyne structure remains equally steeped in history and beauty.



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Ludlum renovated all the buildings at Rose Glen for what became known as the Gladwyne Colony. He ran the sanitarium for decades, caring for patients from all over the country until his death in 1956. A son tried to continue his work, but it was difficult to retain doctors with the same beliefs as his father. He eventually sold the property to the prestigious Dorrance family.

After the sale, most of the buildings in the Gladwyne Colony were demolished. Just three homes were spared, including the Gormans’, which had been a tenement for sanitarium workers.

More than a half century later, the former Gladwyne Colony remains tranquil. Mill Creek babbles along, surrounded by densely wooded land untainted by development.

Sixteen years ago, the Gormans were looking to downsize from a larger home nearby. The Rose Glen house wasn’t really what they had in mind—at first.

“As soon as I walked in, it felt like it was meant to be,” says Trish. “It was so incredibly charming. It had great bones.”
 

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