Regal ruins: palatial mansion near Philly crumbles

This July 19, 2010 photo shows Lynnewood Hall, in Elkins Park, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia. The hall, a century-old Gilded Age palace of the nation's pre-Depression industrial titans, faces an uncertain future. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

July 26, 2010 5:06:45 AM PDT
Lynnewood Hall, a century-old stunner of a building just outside Philadelphia, silently, almost invisibly, languishes 200 feet beyond a two-lane blacktop road like a crumbling little Versailles.