Friday, November 18, 2022

The Vanderbilt House

When Ed, Lynn and I went up to Hudson a while back, we stopped on the way back at the old Vanderbilt Mansion. As it turns out, it was very interesting.

One of the interesting things is that this house, a summer and week-end residence, was primarily placed here in order to support an assortment of trees and plants. the owner actually bought up extra land so that he could save more of the place.

After the deaths of a few of the Vanderbilts and other owners, it was given to the the National Park Service. Roosevelt, who lived next door, did not want to take it, but he wanted to ensure the land was protected, so they finally agreed. And now it is the only "stately" home in the National Park Service.

Anyway, I took some pictures.

Service Stairs (for the help only)

Okay I LOVE this office / library

You know, just a sitting room with fireplace statues touching themselves.

Entrance, kind of screams "Don't screw with me", right?

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