City Directories and History: A west Chester landmark, the Cassel’s home known as “Woodside Plantation” was constructed by Thomas Tresvant Cassels (Feb. 7, 1830
– Feb. 22, 1911), and his wife Lavinia Osborne Cassels in the traditional Greek Revival style architecture, circa 1856. This extremely popular style was indicative of the
Piedmont region’s planter class and their interest in projecting an image of prosperity. Certainly by the early 1850’s this prosperity was evident in the number of well proportioned homes of this size and architectural style being built locally.
According to one source, the house was constructed by Mrs. Cassel’s two brothers, Wade and Ellison Osborne in 1856. Also see the Osborne home on Cabal Road in Chester County, S.C.
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