The Stotesbury Art Collection

Garden Fountains and Sculpture at Whitemarsh Hall
Jules-Édouard Visseaux, Frank Lynn Jenkins, Henri-Léon Gréber, and others

The Upper Terrace

Following around the west side of the house toward the Belvedere, the visitor would enter the parterre gardens on the Upper Terrace, which was next to the Ballroom (also known as the Great Hall or the Salon) on the north and the Arcade Loggia on the east. The Upper Terrace had two fountains in large pools and two statues by Frank Lynn Jenkins on either side of a series of steps that led to a terrace with a balustrade that offered a splendid view of the Main Garden below, the Plaza beyond that, and finally the Main Entrance gates far in the distance.


1925 Aerial View of Whitemarsh Hall

Aerial view of Whitemarsh Hall circa 1925, showing the Upper Terrace next to the Belvedere on the west and the Arcade on the east

Photo Source: Private Collection

The Upper Terrace under construction in 1919

The Upper Terrace under construction in 1919, looking southeast toward the Main Garden. Beyond that was the Plaza and eventually the main entrance gates.

Out of view on the left was the Arcade with a Belvedere on its southern end; on the right was another Belvedere symmetrically positioned opposite the one at the end of the Arcade.

Photo Source: Private Collection

Upper Terrace looking east

The Upper Terrace looking east, showing one of the two fountains by Frank Lynn Jenkins and the two allegorical stone statues (also by Jenkins) above the stairs to the Main Garden.

On the left is the Arcade Loggia with its Belvedere at the east end of the Upper Terrace. Beyond that is the Maple Allée and the statue of "Diana of the Hunt."

Photo Source: Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Upper Terrace looking southwest

The Upper Terrace looking southwest, showing the two fountains and the two allegorical statues by F. Lynn Jenkins, and the Belvedere in the corner of the terrace.

Photo Source: Pennsylvania State Archives, Mattie Edwards Hewitt Collection

The Upper Terrace looking west

The Upper Terrace looking west toward the Drawing Room (center) and the Ballroom (right), showing the two fountains by F. Lynn Jenkins.

Photo Source: Pennsylvania State Archives, Mattie Edwards Hewitt Collection

The Arcade with the Pajou statues

The Arcade (formerly known as the Orangerie) on the east side of the Upper Terrace, looking southeast.

The statues are the Four Seasons by Pajou, now found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Photo Source: Pennsylvania State Archives, Mattie Edwards Hewitt Collection

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