Lindenwold Castle

Lindenwold Castle

Lindenwold Castle, also known as the Mattison Estate, is the former personal estate in Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States of asbestos magnate Richard Van Zeelust Mattison (1851–1935) of the Keasbey and Mattison Company. It was designed by Milton Bean and built in 1890.

The estate was once 400 acres. In 1912, it sustained a partial remodel to resemble Windsor Castle, with Mattison commissioning Italian stonemasons and German craftsmen to create its regal iron gates. Mattison lived in the castle with his second wife, Mary, for more than 20 years.

When the Great Depression hit in 1929, Mattison was forced to sell the property and move into smaller accommodations. The transaction took place in 1936 upon Mattison's death; the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth were the purchasers, and they converted the mansion into an orphanage called St. Mary's, which became St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families, and then St. Mary's Villa. By then, the once-400-acre estate had been reduced to 50 acres.


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