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  • Woodford Mansion
    by Philadelphia s well to do Today Woodford a National Historic Landmark is owned by the Fairmount Park Commission and operated by the Naomi Wood Trust The house is furnished with an extraordinary collection of eighteenth and early nineteenth century antiques begun by Naomi Wood a Philadelphia born collector Woodford is open to the public year round Expert guides offer tours Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

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    Boat House Row Laurel Hill Cemetery Shofuso the Japanese House and the Please Touch Museum are in close proximity as well There are wonderful restaurants nearby in East Falls Boathouse Row the Art Museum Area and across the river in West Fairmount Park Call 215 229 6115 for suggestions when planning your trip DIRECTIONS From Center City Travel north on Kelly Drive At the large equestrian statue of General Grant turn right onto Fountain Green Drive Proceed on Fountain Green Drive It bends right and becomes Reservoir Drive At the stop sign by the tennis courts turn right onto Dauphin Street Woodford will be on your left From the Schuylkill Expressway Westbound Exit at Girard Avenue Cross the Girard Avenue Bridge and turn left at the second traffic light onto 33rd Street Travel north on 33rd Street and turn left on to Reservoir Drive Oxford Street Continue on Reservoir Drive to the stop sign by the tennis courts Turn right onto Dauphin Street Woodford surrounded by a white picket fence will be on your left From Schuylkill Expressway Eastbound Exit 340A at City Avenue onto Kelly Drive East River Drive Follow Kelly Drive south to the large equestrian statue of

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    and successful merchant who ended his career as a justice of the provincial Pennsylvania Supreme Court William Coleman and his wife Hannah raised their orphaned nephew George Clymer Clymer became a distinguished Patriot and signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution Benjamin Franklin a close and long standing friend said of Coleman He has the coolest clearest head the best heart and the exactest morals of almost any man I ever met David Franks In 1771 Woodford was purchased by David Franks a crown agent for Philadelphia To make room for his four children and to accommodate his lavish entertaining Franks added Woodford s second floor and a rear two story addition The Franks were Loyalists Lord Howe called almost daily upon Rebecca the Frank s youngest and very beautiful daughter both at Woodford and the Frank s home in town on Second Street near Spruce In 1778 Congress directed Benedict Arnold to arrest Franks for treason The family was ordered to leave and eventually was relocated in England where they went from great wealth and power to abject poverty Wharton Family Sold in 1781 to Thomas Paschall Woodford was then sold again to Isaac Wharton in 1793 Woodford then entered a long period of ownership by the Wharton family The Whartons used Woodford as their summer home until after the Civil War Fairmount Park In 1868 the Wharton family sold Woodford to the City of Philadelphia to become part of Fairmount Park The mansion served a variety of Park uses including headquarters for the Fairmount Park Guard who used it as a police station and lock up until 1927 Naomi Wood Trust In 1927 after Naomi Wood s death Daniel Huntoon a collector and a close friend of Naomi Wood selected Woodford as a suitable home

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    highly educated woman who remained a companion to her widowed mother She began collecting antiques before 1905 while living in Ardmore PA By 1910 she and her good friend Daniel Huntoon had developed a plan whereby both of their collections would be on display in an important historic house that would be open to the public Miss Wood had the means to buy and endow a Colonial house museum as

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    visually with a Palladian style formal site plan and landscaping design Woodford along with Mt Pleasant Cliveden and Powel House in center city represents the best domestic examples of the middle Georgian style in the Philadelphia area The handsome formal center entry hall is distinguished by its Doric order frieze and unusual coved ceiling The parlor is on the south side Two bed chambers were located on the north with a kitchen in the basement below A finely carved overmantle in the parlor has been called one of the finest in America In 1771 David Franks added the second floor and rear el addition An airy stair hall and kitchen were installed in the rear of the first floor Bed chambers and a large room that is thought to have served as a ballroom were added to the second floor with an attic above It was during the Franks period that all of the doors interior and exterior and the woodwork in the stair hall were painted to look like expensive mahogany Faux mahogany graining at the time was very fashionable Around 1800 the Whartons made several alterations to Woodford to accommodate a change in fashion On the first floor

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    Naomi Wood whose antiques collection fills the museum Hear about the lives and legends of The Women of Woodford during Women s History Month at Woodford Mansion Saturday April 16th and Sunday April 17th Rooms in Bloom Join us as we celebrate spring with the art of floral design within the exquisite settings of the six historic houses in Fairmount Park Go to www parkcharms com for more information Call

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    good Apple Trees and other Fruit and a Well of excellent water There is scant information about the original orchard we do not know its location or what exactly was grown Today s orchard recalls the historic use of the property but is not a recreation The orchard designed by POP is an eco orchard that is low maintenance sustainable organic and has a diversity of hearty semi dwarf trees

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    Sweetbriar are all minutes away by car The Philadelphia Museum of Art Boat House Row Laurel Hill Cemetery Shofuso the Japanese House and the Please Touch Museum are in close proximity as well There are wonderful restaurants nearby in East Falls Boathouse Row the Art Museum Area and across the river in West Fairmount Park Call 215 229 6115 for suggestions when planning your trip DIRECTIONS From Center City Travel north on Kelly Drive At the large equestrian statue of General Grant turn right onto Fountain Green Drive Proceed on Fountain Green Drive It bends right and becomes Reservoir Drive At the stop sign by the tennis courts turn right onto Dauphin Street Woodford will be on your left From the Schuylkill Expressway Westbound Exit at Girard Avenue Cross the Girard Avenue Bridge and turn left at the second traffic light onto 33rd Street Travel north on 33rd Street and turn left on to Reservoir Drive Oxford Street Continue on Reservoir Drive to the stop sign by the tennis courts Turn right onto Dauphin Street Woodford surrounded by a white picket fence will be on your left From Schuylkill Expressway Eastbound Exit 340A at City Avenue onto Kelly Drive East

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