The Hermitage

The Hermitage, TN

The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson is a museum and one of the best-preserved presidential homes in the United States. The Hermitage History Land speculation was at its height when Andrew Jackson arrived in Nashville in 1788. The young lawyer acquired the land that would become The Hermitage, but it would be another thirty-one […]

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Lyndhurst Mansion

Lyndhurst Mansion

In Tarrytown, New York, a castle overlooks the Hudson River. This is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Lyndhurst Mansion History The house was born as a country villa, designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis. In 1864, the house was purchased by a wealthy merchant, and Davis was commissioned to double the

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Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

On a hilltop in the Santa Lucia Mountains, a 127-acre estate rises in classic grandeur. This is La Cuesta Encantada (“The Enchanted Hill”), the one-time home of publisher William Randolph Hearst. Hearst Castle History Construction began on Hearst Castle in 1922 and continued until 1949. The center of the estate is Casa Grande, a vast

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Drumthwacket house


Drumthwacket Short History The Greek Revival mansion, surrounded by stately lawns, was built in 1835 by Charles Smith Olden, a Philadelphia businessman. He returned to Princeton after making his fortune and built himself a mansion behind his grandfather’s cottage, the place where he was born. The cottage still stands on the front lawn of Drumthwacket.

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