Click above to see 'Lauderdale' on a 1966 aerial shot. Photos from Architectural Record, 1904.
Monday, June 6, 2011
'Lauderdale', the Henry Hobart Porter estate designed by Barney & Chapman c. 1900 in Lawrence with landscaping by Martha Brooks Brown Hutcheson. A graduate of Columbia University School of Mines, Porter along with E.N. Sanderson founded the engineering firm of Sanderson & Porter in 1894. Through his engineering firm Porter would become the chairman of the board of the American Water Works & Electric Company after a reorganization. He was also a director at a dozen other companies including the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Co., the Ann Arbor Railroad Co. and Chemical Bank & Trust Co. In 1930 he was asked to head the Engineering Foundation which at the time was overseeing a five-year research program into iron and its alloys. Porter was also at one time president of the Village of Lawrence. Click HERE to see 'Lauderdale' on google earth and HERE on bing.