Monday, April 6, 2009
When Templeton was for Sale
'Templeton' was built in 1916 by Carrere & Hastings, originally named 'White Eagle' for Alicia du Pont. In 1921 the house was put up for auction and bid on by numerous neighboring estate owners, the description of which can be read in a NY Times article entitled 'Rich Bidders Vie For DuPont Estate'. Two days later a follow up article clarified who was actually going to occupy the house, Frederick Guest and his wife Amy Phipps ('Mrs. Guest Buyer of DuPont Estate'). Today the house belongs to NYIT.