|Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Huntingdon Valley, PA|
A cathedral such as this
is not a typical sight in suburban America.
It is more reminiscent of a European find.
|On the Grounds of Bryn Athyn Cathedral|
But the folks who settled here from Scotland
were interested in the religious teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg
and established a church here.
|Outside of Bryn Athyn Cathedral|
Most of the funding from building the cathedral came from
John Pitcairn (b. 1841) of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.
He was a school drop out
who made quite a successful living.
|Glencairn: Former Home of Raymond Pitcairn and His Family|
|Cairnwood: Former Home of John Pitcairn and His Family|
When he married in 1884 in Philadelphia
he built an equally impressive family home
across from the cathedral named Cairnwood
which now serves as a venue for weddings.
|The Courtyard at Glencairn|
I like when those rich folks leave
a legacy that can be enjoyed by ordinary people like me.
Just don't expect me to be leaving anything like this behind.
More of my images from Bryn Athyn Historic District can be found here.