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Dramatic shots ~ obviously after the Hearst remodeling. Were these views dated Zach ?
Great finds, Zach! Just when I thought we had seen all of the different angles of the Towers you seem to unearth a new batch.
Yes superb shots looking up from the beach. Cant seem to take a bad shot of this place. archibuff
So pretty. I wish people were as interested in Virginia vanderbilts house on cedar swamp as they were in this place.
sigh, sitting on the edge of the dune like that oh what a sight this had to be when viewed from the water.also think there is very little photographic records of john russel pope's cedar swamp road house for Virginia Fair, hence little to peak ones interest
I found an interior photograph of the Vanderbilt house on Cedar Swamp and sent it to Mr. Zach ages ago---just realized he never published it. Zachary?Old Alva was architecturally fearless, no doubt about it. Not as wild about the Hearst version---he fussed it up a bit. Love these photos even so.
Great photos. Picture 2, you can clearly see cracks in the exterior.
I think it's pretty cool to see it slowly slipping away. It also might be a hint as to why it got knocked down, but who knows.
Anon 10:11I would love to see more than just distant blurry photos of the Virginia Vanderbilt house but there don't seem to be many out there. Any sources that you have come across?
Only learned about it from here. Searching a few keywords has, for me, turned up articles about her townhouse that mention a country house very briefly, if at all.
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