Sunday, July 17, 2011

More On History!

Round Hill  
"Edward Howland Robinson Green, August 22, 1868 – June 8, 1936known as "Colonel" Ned Green, the only son of the renowned female tycoon and miser, Hetty Green, built his home on Round Hill, South Dartmouth, MA, after his mother's death in 1916 she left him with a fortune of between $100 and $200 million. The mansion was designed by architect Alfred C. Bossom and completed in 1921 at a cost of $1.5 million dollars. In 1948, twelve years after the Colonel's death, his sister and heir donated the entire property to MIT, which used the 240-acre estate for educational and military purposes. 
Hetty Green, nicknamed "The Witch of Wall Street", November 21, 1834 – July 3, 1916, was an American businesswoman, remarkable for her frugality during the Gilded Age, as well as for being the first American woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street."
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Today the entire estate is subdivided into a gated community, there are 93 homes and condos scattered about the oceanside property. It is an absolutely beautiful place to visit.
I thought I would share some of Round Hill’s beauty and history with you today. Day They Shook The Plum Tree, by Arthur H. Lewis, makes for very interesting reading about this remarkable family. Required reading for me in high school, I will have to read it once again to refresh my memory. Enjoy!

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1 comment:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, what a place! The Lewis book sounds like an interesting read.

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