The First 300

Two Recycled Estates

Several of the Township’s large properties have been saved for adaptive reuse. There seemed to be rivalries among some of the local railroad barons to see who could erect the most impressive castle.

Waverly Heights, Samuel Rea’s estate. Aerial view.

The estate of Samuel Rea, President of the Pennsylvania Railroad (1913-1925) now serves as the Waverly Heights, a lifecare community in Gladwyne.

William L. Austin was President of Baldwin Locomotive Works. His property, is also a lifecare community, Beaumont at Bryn Mawr.

William L. Austin.
Beaumont, William L. Austin’s estate. Aerial view.