Art: Art, May 1, 1944

The Whitemarsh Mystery

What was going on at Whitemarsh?

Ever since Morgan Partner Edward T. Stotesbury died in 1938, Whitemarsh Hall, his 145-room country house, north of Philadelphia's swank suburban Chestnut Hill, had stood empty and unlived in. In the winter of 1942 it became a place of mystery. Passers-by reported strange doings. Around the vast, Versailles-inspired mansion a high steel fence went up. By day armed guards patrolled the herbaceous borders. By night great floodlights on the parapets sometimes flashed on to light up Whitemarsh Hall's massive, two-story limestone facade and Ionic...

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