Sunday, June 15, 2008

'Charlton Hall'

'Charlton Hall', built for David Dows by Horace Trumbauer in 1916 in Brookville. Dows had a hand in everything from mining to polo to cattle. The house is an unusual one for Trumbauer, as it is larger than the houses he designed for moderately wealthy people but smaller than the houses he designed for the mega rich. It is a very close copy of 'Groomsbridge Place', located in Kent, England and built c. 1660. The estate used to sit on close to 100 acres but today it has been stripped of almost all of it, with more modern houses surrounding the house. Click HERE to see 'Charlton Hall' on google earth.

Click below to see 'Charlton Hall' with its property undeveloped in a 1966 aerial shot.

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