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First 300 Photograph Collection

Title: Jones, Dick
Source: Sydbury House (Brentwood), Home of William L. McLean, Jr., Wynnewood
Photographer: Dick Jones
Collection: First 300
Date: 2000
Binder #: 5
Image #: 266-1
Abstract: Designed by Furness, Evans & Co. in 1906 for Marriott C. Smyth and called Brentwood; purchased by Walter H. Lippincott in the 1920s and renamed Sydbury House; Thomas Sears, landscape architect hired to make renovations; William J. McLean, Jr., publisher of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, purchased the home and engaged Mellor & Meggs to renovate and alter the house in the late 1930s
Item Number: 811
Keywords: McLean, William L., Jr./ Sydbury House/ Smyth, Marriott C./ Brentwood/ Furness, Evans & Co./ Lippincott, Walter/ Sears, Thomas/ Mellor & Meggs/ Philadelphia Evening Bulletin