Bryn Athyn Historic District
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
Built between 1892 and 1939, this district contains rare and outstanding buildings of Beaux Arts and Arts and Crafts architectural styles in a rural landscape. Its use of unique designs, symbolism and building materials is of the highest national achievement.
The Bryn Athyn Historic District, recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 2008, includes the renowned Bryn Athyn Cathedral and several Pitcairn family residences. Cairnwood, a 19th century country house in the Beaux-Arts style, was built by John and Gertrude Pitcairn. Bryn Athyn Cathedral, a medieval-style house of worship, was dedicated in 1919. Glencairn, completed in 1939, was once the home of Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn, but now serves as a museum of religious art and history.
Bryn Athyn was founded as a
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Erected 2008 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 40° 8.109′ N, 75° 3.737′ W. Marker is in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Cathedral Road west of Huntingdon Pike (Pennsylvania Route 232), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bryn Athyn PA 19009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryn Athyn Cathedral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bryn Athyn Cathedral (about 500 feet away); Glencairn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harold F. Pitcairn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Huntingdon Valley Station
Also see . . .
1. Bryn Athyn Historic District. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bryn Athyn Historic District Archives. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. About Bryn Athyn Cathedral. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Glencairn Museum. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.