Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The J. Randolph Robinson Estate
The J. Randolph Robinson estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1917 in the Wheatley Hills. Landscaping was done by Ellen Shipman. Robinson was the New York rep for Hardison, Walker & Co., a brick manufacturing firm located in Pittsburgh. In the 1920s the house was purchased by Philip Grossler, president of Columbia Gas & Electric Company and director of the Guaranty Trust Company. He hired Pope to add a porch and some additions as well as having Shipman design more extensive gardens. Today the house is part of C.W. Post. Click HERE to see the house on google earth.