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Throwback: A Luxury Hotel in the Roaring ’20s

The Palmer has a long and rich history. Constructed in 1919 and designed by famed Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbuaer, The Green Hill Farms Hotel has overlooked the Philadelphia Main Line for nearly a century. In its heyday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “It was a huge luxury hotel built and run by bluebloods on land they inherited in Lower Merion.”

The hotel flourished in the Roaring ’20s, and then became an residential hotel until about World War II. Green Hills boasted acres of gorgeous grounds, gardens, a pool, outdoor tents, ballroom, and much more! Check out our gallery below.