Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House

Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House (HM18U3)

Location: Coatesville, PA 19320 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 58.914', W 75° 49.335'

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The Lukens National Historic District

Graystone Mansion is Coatesville's most architecturally significant residence andwas the home of Abram Francis Huston who succeeded his father, Dr. CharlesHuston as president of the Lukens Iron & Steel Company in 1897. A grandson ofRebecca Lukens, A.F. Huston built Graystone in 1889, the same year he marriedAlice Calley. He lived there until his death in 1930. Graystone was sold to the cityof Coatesville in 1938, and served as City Hall from 1939 until 1992. Philadelphiaarchitects Cope & Stewardson designed Graystone and its matching carriage house,employing the Collegiate Gothic styling for which the firm is famous. The mansion'sstately exterior of stone and slate is complemented by an equally handsome interiorof fine wood beams, carved panels, and decorative mantels. A spacious lawn studdedwith specimen trees provide an appropriate setting for this architectural gem.Graystone remains largely intact despite long use as a municipal office. The GraystoneSociety acquired the property in 1995 and is undertaking the restoration of themansion and its grounds.
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HM NumberHM18U3
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByGraystone Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 429794 N 4426072
Decimal Degrees39.98190000, -75.82225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.914', W 75° 49.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 54.84" N, 75° 49' 20.10" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 53 S 1st Ave, Coatesville PA 19320, US
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