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Bella Vista

Built: after 1908
Status 2020: demolished

Montgomery Avenue & Old Gulph Road, Villanova, PA; original owner: Peter Williamson Roberts, iron manufacturer; architect: Eyre & McIlvaine; plot size: 70 acres; 1915; rebuilt and greatly expanded an earlier house, "Yorkston", by architect John Ord for William E. Garrett, Jr., snuff manufacturer (1890s)

15 Items

PHE Binder 7 (Villanova)

TitleDateFormat
Data sheetPHE7-BEL 01
Entrance front and service court8" x 10 :; b & w; two views; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 02
Service court8" x 10; b & w; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 03
Front garden terrace8" x 10; b & w; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 04
Rear garden terraceTwo 8" x 10; b & w; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 05
Terrace entrance8" x 10; b & w; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 06
Terrace sun dial8" x 10; b & w; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 07
Terrace view8" x 10; b & w; two views; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 08
Terrace facades8" x 10; b & w; two views; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 09
House facades8" x 10; b & w; two views; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 10
House facades8" x 10; b & w; two views; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 11
Columns and steps8" x 10; b & w; two views; courtesy of Avery Architectural And Fine Arts LibraryPHE7-BEL 12
Main hall8" x 10; b & wPHE7-BEL 13
Salon8" x 10; b & wPHE7-BEL 14
Obituary - Peter Williamson Roberts8" x 10; b & wPHE7-BEL 15

Location

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house is gone
standing