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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Century of Gazebo like House Architecture

A Century of Architecture
Originally uploaded by cyanatic
Lower left foreground is tower and "widow's walk" of the Sherman-Gilbert House built in 1887. Upper right on hill is private modern home built in 1990's(?).

This Sherman-Gilbert house was built and first owned by John Sherman, cousin of General William Tecumseh Sherman. The "widow's walk" and circular window are key elements of this, the first structure moved to Heritage Park, in the spring of 1971. From 1892 to 1965, sisters Bess and Gertrude Gilbert, patrons of art and music, brought internationally famous entertainers to receptions in their home. Among the artists were Yehudi Menuhin, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, and Artur Rubinstein.

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