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writing on the wall
The wallpaper in the master bedroom dates from before I was born. We know because Floyd the Wallpaperer signed his name beneath a patch of it. Upstairs, on a wall of the tower, is a long list of painters' signatures in pencil, dating from 1923. Harkening back to an era when painters were artisans eager to assume accountability for their work.
3/30/2011 09:45:40 am
While the house was on the market Troy Tatsapaugh showed me the house. (He and I are first cousins) I saw the writing on the walls and was quite impressed at how John Rudd kept details of work done on the house through the years. I spent many summers visiting my Aunt Helen in the "Gate House". I wish you all the luck in the world restoring the main house.
3/30/2011 12:55:08 pm
Greetings, Patricia! What fun summers those must have been with your cousin. Incredible, isn't it, the data John Rudd kept on the house...even a drawn-to-scale floor plan of all three rambling floors. I'll snap a photo and make it a blog post.
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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.