the history of the home: Anthropologie's Rittenhouse Square location

Anthropologie’s store on Rittenhouse Square was originally the Fell-Van Rensselaer House. Sarah Drexel Fell (yes, of that Drexel Family) was widowed and then married Alexander Van Rensselaer. The house was completed in 1898. The original Tiffany dome and a ceiling with portraits of Italian Dodges, as well as fireplaces and some details remain. Click the photo to view 10 photos taken as demolition was beginning on the interior as its life as a family home ended. Watch out for the shot of the fireplace that seems to hang on the wall as you walk up to the 2nd level of the modern day store.

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