|Bringing Back Holleywood||
The presence of former owners is evidenced not only in writing on walls, but in initials scratched into a pane of parlor window facing the lake. "C.E.R" was the seller's grandfather, Charles Edward Rudd. But who was "M. D? R.?" Katherine Chilcoat (Town Historian) guesses they're the initials of his first cousin, Malcolm Day Rudd. Glass-etching was a popular hijinks in "96" (meaning 1896) and they were teenage boys 15 years old, and 19, respectively.
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We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.