|Fell Historic District area, c.1860|
|William Foulk's Stone Barn, now a residence|
|Courtland Fell's 1836 Mansion|
It remained in the Fell family until 1992, when it was finally sold off. By then the old home had started to feel the effects of its age, but was beautifully restored by the new owners.
|The Gate House, Or Gatekeeper's House|
Another of Franklin Fell's investments was his purchase, in 1869, of the Brandywine Springs Hotel and its property. His initial idea was to donate it to the Episcopal Church, but that deal was never finalized (a nice way of saying they didn't want it). Sometime just before this, and certainly prior to 1871 when they were described in insurance documents, Franklin built three houses on his property, all along Faulkland Road. These were built as tenant houses, to be leased either for a full year, or for the summer for visitors coming to Brandywine Springs (and presumably who didn't want to stay in the hotel. The hotel was pretty much at its lowest point then, and may have been bit on the run-down side).
|The Swiss Chalet double tenant house|
|Frame Tenant House|
|1925 Georgian Revival House|
There are two interesting architectural details about this house that I was tipped-off to recently by the mother of the house's current owner (thanks, Pat!). Both deal with elements of the house that were saved from older local structures and incorporated into this one. First, some of the stones used in the foundation were salvaged from the Yarnall Tavern, a colonial-era inn that sat on Newport Gap Pike just south of Faulkland Road. Also, one of the mantelpieces was rescued from the old hotel at Brandywine Springs, which in 1925 was on the verge of being torn down.