|Bringing Back Holleywood||
We were delighted to attend a celebration hosted by Salisbury's Historic District Commission at the Old Bushnell Tavern, beautifully restored home of Arthur and Kathryn Taylor, and to receive this lovely plaque which the commission has created for historic houses in the district. The plaque has been a Commission project long in the works and I like it even better than last year's initial design, don't you?
My sister and me, King of Prussia, PA, 1965. I'm on the right, with the microscope.
A few level-headed friends have questioned the sanity of our adventure. Whatever possessed us, they want to know. We hope that Holleywood will prove a sound investment, but they're right to point out that the purchase of it had more to do with passion than with practicality. I love old houses.
When we bought in the city, we looked only at prewar buildings. Our farmhouse in Amenia was built pre-Civil War. I suspect that my obsession with vintage real estate was sparked early on by a Colonial dollhouse that Santa brought to our modern, mid-century split-level. How I loved playing with it (in those days eleven year olds still played with dollhouses) and spent hours arranging furniture and imagining dramas in little rooms which seemed to me vast with possibilities.
who we are
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.