1851 Land assembled from Hamilton family heirs and streets planned for new blocks West from 40th
1853 House constructed by Thomas Allen.
1854 John P. Levy first occupant of the new house on the SW
corner of 40th and Pine.
1900 David Porter Leas has the house updated in a colonial revival style.
1942 Property sold to the Thoroughgoods who turn it into a
1964 Single story addition added to South side and front of
1973 Property Certified Historic by the Philadelphia Historic
1975 Stair tower added to Pine Street side of house (3 stories
1978 Property included in the Hamilton Family Estate National Register District.
1987 Thoroughgoods sell property and business to the Lavins,
operate it as a 'personal care facility' under the business name
1998 Property listed as 'contributing' to the West Philadelphia Street Car Suburb National Register Historic District.
2002 University of Pennsyvania contracts Becker and Winston
Architects for feasibility of using the property as a residence.
2003 University of Pennsylvania's subsidiary, OAP Inc.,
purchases the property.
2006 OAP Inc. solicits a selected list of developers for
proposals. Chooses a 115 room 'extended stay' hotel project
four more modest proposals.
2007 Selected developer, Thomas Lussenhop, requests the
Philadelphia Historical Commission decertify the property claiming
has no historic value.
2007 Denied the decertification in July, the project known as
'Campus Inn' is reconfigured to be an 11 story 'addition' to the
mansion. Campus Inn 2008
2008 November, Historical Commission denies final approval for proposed "Campus Inn".
2008 December, Historical Commission reviews a 'new'
for Campus Inn Hotel and approves it. Woodland Terrace and
Street Nieghbors file an appeal.
2009 January, Zoning Board of Adjustment begins hearing case. Developer fails to show at L & I Review
Board for appeal - case rescheduled for March.
2009 February, Zoning Board of Adjustment finishes hearing case.
2009 March, The University of Pennsylvania withdraws its
for the project. Campus Associates shift the hotel idea to Walnut
2011 Penn informs Woodland Terrace they have selected a
to build a 124 unit 'dorm' as a seven story addition to the mansion
40th and Pine Streets. 'Azalea Gardens' 2011
2012 Penn and Equinox informs Woodland Terrace that they have decided
to build the 124 unit 'dorm' shorter by demolishing the house.