Guests at this new B&B get closer to old Rittenhouse Square high society than any of the Lippincott's notable neighborhood rivals. A prominent publisher built this mansion, a block off Rittenhouse Square, in 1897, and a law firm crowded into its rooms until proprietor Jack Eldridge bought it in 1997. Before opening as a B&B in 2008, Eldridge installed an elevator as well as new bathrooms and a modernized kitchen, from which hot breakfast is served daily. Eldridge
kept intact the building's many charms, including a lounge graced with stunning rosewood wall paneling, an enormous mahogany fireplace, and an 1887 grand piano; common areas also include an antique Brunswick pool table. Original artwork lines the hallways, and one room features an original wall mural of a village in Tuscany where the original owner's daughter married. Guests are known to take a good deal of photos before they leave the building. All rooms have original fireplaces, though they don't work.