Before Goshen Road becomes a Chester County Road it is in Newtown Township when you cross 252. On the corner of 252 and Goshen Road is the estate once home to the now deceased John Du Pont who killed Olympic wrestler David Schultz in 1996 at his Newtown Square estate.
Foxcatcher Farm is the name of the property and it has been rotting for years. You can see quite clearly the deterioration of the houses and barns when the leaves are down. Today I decided to stop on the road and snap a couple of photos – I had my camera and a zoom lens.
The gatehouse is empty although someone has planted fresh mums in honor of the season.
It is sort of creepy. What is going on with the estate as in the land? I know there was an auction a while back and the estate as in all his assets was being challenged in court as recently as this past April.
I know in Pittsburgh they have begun filming a movie about John DuPont – also see “Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller to Grapple With Du Pont Wrestling Murder Drama”
I wonder who owns the estate now? Is it still the Rouse Group? What are the plans for Foxcatcher renamed Ashford? Will there be many mini manses dotting a once pristine landscape and killing traffic there and everything else? Between that and the plans for the old Ellis School/Arco Chemical known as Ellis Preserve, wow…just wow….
Well no one ever said Newtown Township got it. Sigh. It would be really cool to photograph the estate before whatever happens happens.