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Allgates, November 2009
Allgates is located in Pennsylvania
Allgates is located in the US
Location Coopertown Rd., Haverford, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′54″N 75°19′36″W / 39.99833°N 75.32667°W / 39.99833; -75.32667Coordinates: 39°59′54″N 75°19′36″W / 39.99833°N 75.32667°W / 39.99833; -75.32667
Area 26.6 acres (10.8 ha)
Built 1731
Architect Eyre,Wilson; Sellers,Horace W.
NRHP Reference # 79002222[1]
Added to NRHP May 15, 1979

The Allgates is located in Haverford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The large estate contained 19 buildings. The largest of them is the Mansion House, designed by Wilson Eyre, and completed in 1912. The Frog Tavern was built in 1731, and the Federal School was built in 1797. The complex of buildings was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1979, and the Federal School was listed separately in 1971. The estate was built for financier Horatio Gates Lloyd, simultaneously partner in Drexel and Co. and J.P. Morgan and Co. and President of the Commercial Trust Co. of Philadelphia, and his wife Mary Helen Wingate Lloyd.[2]

The landscape was by the Olmsted Brothers (1911-1915); Additions to the garden made by Ferrucio Vitale from 1920. Unfortunately, the gardens do not survive.

Since Allgates listing on the NRHP, the estate has been developed with several new large residences. Both the Mansion House and the Federal School remain, however.

Hand colored lantern slides, 1919, by Frances Benjamin Johnston[edit]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Howard Greenburg and Margaret Johnson (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Allgates" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02.