In the above video, Carla Joy Zambelli of ChesterCountyRamblings.com and author Thom Nickels explore the Loch Aerie Mansion, one of the region’s historic gems that was recently purchased by Downingtown’s Steven and Dana Poirier.
The couple plans to turn the Swiss-Gothic manor – built in 1868 by famed architect Addison Hutton for owner William Lockwood, who made his fortune manufacturing paper shirt collars – into a wedding venue.
Lockwood called the estate Glenloch, Scottish for “Lake of the Glen,” but changed it to Loch Aerie after the Pennsylvania Railroad used the name Glenloch for one of its stations.
“Demolition has started, so the old girl can come back to life,” Zambelli said upon entering the house in East Whiteland Township.
If only its wall could talk.