It was a temple to excess brimming with priceless art. But the Titanic crushed its builder, and the once world-famous Philly palace Lynnewood Hall was left to a terrible fate.
Bob Stewart is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia. He covers courts, crime, and politicians because it’s usually the same thing. His reporting on a special election in Philadelphia led to an election fraud conviction for a poll worker. An elected official once called him “notorious” at a public meeting. He is also a history buff and loves researching old buildings and legends. Bob was a terrible box lacrosse player but kept trying more years than he should have. He lives in Philly with his all-star wife, his 11-year-old aspiring professional baseball player son, his 8-year-old daughter, who just may be shrewd enough to become a U.S. Senator some day and their orange tabby cat. Bylines in New York Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, SpiritNews.org, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, and Philly Mag.