Monday, April 5, 2010
'Big Tree Farm'
'Big Tree Farm', the James N. Hill estate designed by Walker & Gillette c. 1917 in Brookville. Hill was the son of James J. Hill, the railroad tycoon that battled E.H. Harriman in 1901 for control of the Northern Pacific Railroad. This led to a panic on Wall Street but Hill and J.P. Morgan eventually came out on top. The Hills were very prominent horticulturalists and the estate had numerous greenhouses and many specimen trees. The house is currently occupied by the AHRC. Click HERE for more on 'Big Tree Farm' and to see what it looked like in 2008. Click HERE to see 'Big Tree Farm' on google earth.