St. Martin’s Church
is proud to make Bolingbroke Mansion
wedding ceremonies and receptions,
parties and corporate meetings
Fifteen miles from where America
declared its independence, Bolingbroke predates that
event by about half a century. The Spring House bears
the inscription “1727”. The house’s
original fieldstone, some of it still intact, was
brought from Colonial gristmills along Gulph Creek.
In 1901 the property was purchased
by Ledyard Heckscher, and two paintings by Mrs. Heckscher
still hang in the living room. Mr. and Mrs. Heckscher
retained the noted Main Line architect, R. Brognard
Okie, to renovate, remodel and enlarge the home to
what you see today.
In 1949 Bolingbroke was bought by
Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. McKee. Ten years later, St. Martin’s
Episcopal Church acquired the property and grounds
from Mr. and Mrs. McKee for their parish house.