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Cairnwood is located in Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Cairnwood is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Location 3028 Huntington Pike, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Area 6.8 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1895
Architect Carrere, John; Hastings, Thomas
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Part of Bryn Athyn Historic District (ID08001087)
NRHP reference No. 02000223
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Added to NRHP March 21, 2002
Designated NHLDCP October 6, 2008

Cairnwood is a 26,000 square feet (2,400 m2) historic home located adjacent to the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was designed by the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings and built in 1895. The surrounding grounds were designed by Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot. It was built for John Pitcairn, Jr. (1841–1916), President of Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. It is a 2½-story, Roman brick and limestone French country estate home in the Beaux Arts style. The L-plan house has 28 rooms, plus a chapel in the third story turret. Also on the property are a contributing stable and garden house built contemporary to the main house, and garage complex (1911). A contributing structure is the estate wall. The property is now owned by the Academy of the New Church and serves as a special events facility, specifically hosting weddings, corporate functions, fundraising and social events of all kinds.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. It is a contributing property to the Bryn Athyn Historic District.

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