Rockwood Hall

On July 26, Deirdre and I trekked the grounds of Rockwood Hall in Sleepy Hollow. It's the former estate of William Rockefeller, brother of John D. Once upon a time, a 204-room mansion was perched above the Hudson but it's long gone. I did get to try out my GPS successfully, but it would be very hard to get lost on the well-marked trails with the river to the west. in 1895, a New York Times reporter visited the estate and wrote up a laundry list of its magnificent features. The story concludes:

The next week, I grabbed a few shots at the Lowensteins' country seat in Garrison between hands of so-called poker.

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